Pampiniform plexus

Dr Dan J Bell and Dr Craig Hacking et al.

The pampiniform plexus (plural: plexuses) is the venous network of approximately 10 veins draining the testis and epididymis. The network surrounds the testicular artery in the spermatic cord and lies anterior to the ductus deferens. Each network coalesces to form the testicular veins.

Along with the cremaster and dartos muscles, the pampiniform plexus contributes to the testicular thermoregulatory system.

Abdominal and pelvic anatomy
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Section: Anatomy
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  • Pampiniform plexuses

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