The Testicular Descent in Human

Origin, Development and Fate of the Gubernaculum Hunteri, Processus Vaginalis Peritonei, and Gonadal Ligaments

  • Klaus J. Barteczko
  • Monika I. Jacob

Part of the Advances in Anatomy Embryology and Cell Biology book series (ADVSANAT, volume 156)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N2-X
  2. Klaus J. Barteczko, Monika I. Jacob
    Pages 1-2
  3. Klaus J. Barteczko, Monika I. Jacob
    Pages 3-4
  4. Klaus J. Barteczko, Monika I. Jacob
    Pages 73-84
  5. Klaus J. Barteczko, Monika I. Jacob
    Pages 85-87
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 89-98

About this book


The testicular descent (descensus testis) is described in a complete series of human material from stage 14 CC to the adult state by using own phases. Central points of interest in this work are answers to questions which have been discussed controversially by generations of scientists and which are wrong or inadequately documented in most textbooks of embryology: Does an inner gonadal descent exist? What about origin, role and fate of gubernaculum H., processus vaginalis peritonei and gonadal ligaments? How do the annexes of testis come into their final position? The results are based on serial sections, scanning electron microscopy, three-dimensional reconstructions, microdissection and immunohistochemistry.


Advances Gubernaculum Hunteri Joker anatomy biology cell development diaphragm electron microscopy embryo embryology gonads microscopy processus vaginalis peritonei testis

Authors and affiliations

  • Klaus J. Barteczko
    • 1
  • Monika I. Jacob
    • 1
  1. 1.Abteilung für Anatomie und Embryologie Institut für AnatomieRuhr-Universität BochumBochumGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-67315-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-58353-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0301-5556
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-7065
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