The appendix of the testis. Cystlike remnant (vesicle filled with water) of the embryonic paramesonephric duct (müllerian duct) attached to testicle or oviduct (fallopian tube).
The other appendices vesiculosae are of mesonephric origin and not Morgagni's.
We thank Colin Wendell-Smith for information submitted.
- Johannes Peter Müller (1801-1858):
Bildungsgeschichte der Genitalien aus anatomischen Untersuchungen an Embryonen des Menschen und der Tiere. Düsseldorf, 1830.
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