Morphological study of Gubernaculum Testis
DR.PHAD VAIBHAV V, DR.KATTI AS, DR.JADHAV SS
Gubernaculum testis was described way back in 1762 since then it had
been considered to have a role in descent of testis. We have studied its
morphology to through light on its role in descent of testis.
Materials & Method- aborted male human fetuses between 12th to
40thweeks of gestational age with no obvious congenital abnormality
weretaken for study. The length of gubernaculum, distal attachments of
and position of testis was noted.
Observations and Results- the length of gubernaculum was increased just
before descent and decreased with descent. Also the thickness of
gubernaculum was increased during descent. The length remained more
or less constant from 12th week to 40th week and a slight decrease in
length was observed.
Conclusion- the gubernaculum is important structure in descent of
testis and along with several other factors helps in descent of testis.