- Latin pampinus a tendril + -form. (Wiktionary)
“The Spermatic Veins (vv. spermaticæ) (Fig. 590) emerge from the back of the testis, and receive tributaries from the epididymis; they unite and form a convoluted plexus, called the pampiniform plexus, which constitutes the greater mass of the spermatic cord; the vessels composing this plexus are very numerous, and ascend along the cord, in front of the ductus deferens.”
“The veins emerge from the hilum in the form of a plexus, the pampiniform plexus; the ovarian vein is formed from this plexus, and leaves the pelvis in company with the artery.”
“− testicular vein returns directly to the vena cava Temperature Regulation of the Testicles − testicular artery and vein wrap around each other just above the testicle in the 'pampiniform plexus' to act as a heat exchanger, cooling hot arterial blood before it reaches the testicle”
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