Appendix of the epididymis

Infobox Anatomy
Name = Appendix of the epididymis
Latin = appendix epididymidis
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Caption = The right testis, exposed by laying open the tunica vaginalis. (Appendix of epididymis labeled at center right.)

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Precursor = Wolffian duct
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On the head of the epididymis is a small stalked appendage (sometimes duplicated). It is named the appendix of the epididymis (or pedunculated hydatid), and is usually regarded as a detached efferent duct.

This structure is derived from the Wolffian duct as opposed to the appendix testis which is derived from the mullerian duct remnant.

ee also

* Appendix testis

External links

* - Torsion of Appendix Epididymis
* (NormanAnatomyFig|testes)

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