pampiniform


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pampiniform

[pam′pin·ə‚fȯrm]
(anatomy)
Of the network of veins in the spermatic cord and in the broad ligament, having the form of a tendril.
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Measurement of the maximum vein diameter (MVD) of the pampiniform plexus during Valsalva in adults is a prognosticator for semen parameters following varicocele repair, with an MVD greater than 3 mm preoperatively associated with favourable outcomes.
Varicocele repair involves the ligation of the dilated veins of the pampiniform plexus.
The contortions of the artery are embedded in a mesh of veins called the pampiniform plexus (Figures 5-38), the structure of which is homologous to the ovarian artery/utero-ovarian vein complex in the female.
The pampiniform plexus represented by a fine network of testicular veins almost completely involves the segment of the testicular artery in the spermatic funiculus.
The spermatic cord is an extremely unusual site for this tumor, where it is thought to arise from the pampiniform plexus.
The veins that take blood from the testicle (technically called the pampiniform plexus) become permanently swollen and engorged with blood.
Spontaneous thrombosis of the pampiniform plexus--case report.
High frequency ultrasonography with Doppler is highly sensitive in demonstrating the dilated, tortuous veins of pampiniform plexus and flow reversal on Valsalva maneuver.
A varicocele is a vascular abnormality of the scrotum that is defined as pathological dilations of venous pampiniform plexus [1,2] resulting from absence or incompetence of the valves of the internal spermatic vein.
The testicular arteries, as well as the pampiniform plexus, nerves, and lymphatics, converge within the spermatic cord and course toward the tunica albuginea.
The abnormal dilatation of the pampiniform plexus and internal spermatic vein often arises in puberty, when increased testicular blood flow exposes underlying anatomic abnormalities, such as faulty valvular venous return, venous collaterals, and increased venous pressure.