paramesonephric duct


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paramesonephric duct

[¦par·ə¦me·zə¦nef·rik ′dəkt]
(embryology)
An embryonic genital duct; in the female, it is the anlage of the oviducts, uterus, and vagina; in the male, it degenerates, leaving the appendix testes. Also known as Müllerian duct.
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The paramesonephric ducts have regressed leaving only the mesonephric ducts that become connected with the testes via a few remaining tubules of the mesonephros.
The epithelial cells found in the inclusions may have a variety of origins, namely: paramesonephric duct cells, salivary gland cells, breast tissue cells, thyroid follicle cells, squamous epithelial cells and mesothelial cells (Piana et al.
The female reproductive tract develops from the pair of paramesonephric duct and forms the fallopian tube, uterus and upper one third of vagina.
The hypospadias, lack of prostate and redundant vagina would suggest that the testosterone levels were not sufficient to induce full gland development, or full paramesonephric duct degradation.
An imperforate hymen results from failure of the caudal paramesonephric ducts to fuse with the urogenital sinus, leading to an obstruction located between the vagina and the vestibule, just cranial to the opening of the urethra [1, 2].