Hernia and Hydrocele

  • Aileen Rooney


The testis develops high on the posterior abdominal wall behind the peritoneum. A fibromuscular band, the gubernaculum, extends from the lower pole of the testis to the scrotum and traverses the muscles of the anterior abdominal wall in the inguinal canal to reach the scrotum where it becomes attached. The processus vaginalis, which is an evagination of the peritoneal sac, will accompany the gubernaculum to reach the scrotum.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aileen Rooney
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  1. 1.Department of Neonatal and Paediatric SurgeryRoyal Hospital for ChildrenGlasgowUK

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