pampiniform plexus


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pampiniform plexus

[pam′pin·ə‚fȯrm ′plek·səs]
(anatomy)
A venous network in the spermatic cord in the male, and in the broad ligament in the female.
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The scrotum should be first examined to rule out evident discrepancy in the aspect with evident dilatations of the veins of the pampiniform plexus. Afterward the patient should perform a Valsalva manoeuvre.
Functional arterio-venous anastomoses between the testicular artery and the pampiniform plexus in the spermatic cord of rams.
Varicocele represents abnormal dilatation and tortuosity of the veins of the pampiniform plexus within the spermatic cord, caused by incompetent valves in the internal spermatic vein.
The veins that take blood from the testicle (technically called the pampiniform plexus) become permanently swollen and engorged with blood.