gubernaculum

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gubernaculum

(ˌɡjuːbəˈnækjʊləm)
n
(Anatomy) anatomy the fetal ligament attached at one end to the testes and at the other to the scrotum. It pulls the testes down as the fetus grows.
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Fentener van Vlissingen JM, van Zoelen EJ, Ursem PJ, Wensing CJ1: In vitro model of the first phase of testicular descent: Identification of a low molecular weight factor from fetal testis involved in proliferation of gubernaculum testis cells and distinct from specified polypeptide growth factors and fetal gonadal hormones.
Lenhossek (1886)[9] was the first to suggest that this type of testicular ectopia is caused by an abnormal gubernaculum testis.
REVIEW OF LITERATURE: The real reason of occurrence of hernia is a patent processus vaginalis and a variable gubernaculum testis with its main insertion into the bottom of future testis, though there may be other insertions.