Schematic drawing of a cross-section through the vaginal process. 1 testicle, 2 Epididymis, 3 Mesorchium, 4 Lamina visceralis of Tunica vaginalis, 5 Lamina parietalis of Tunica vaginalis, 6 Cavum vaginale, 7 Mesepididymis, 8 Fascia spermatica interna
Anatomical terminology

The testes, at an early period of foetal life, are placed at the back part of the abdominal cavity, behind the peritoneum, and each is attached by a peritoneal fold, the mesorchium, to the mesonephros.

See also

Mesorchium is the fibrous sheath which attaches vascular and avascular structures of spermatic cord together.


Public domain This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 1207 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)