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Pampiniform plexus

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 (internal spermatic) veins.

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

Related pathology

Anatomy: Abdominopelvic

Anatomy: Abdominopelvic

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rID: 51952
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Pampiniform plexuses

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