processus vaginalis of peritoneum

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pro·ces·sus va·gi·na·lis of per·i·to·ne·um

a peritoneal diverticulum in the embryonic lower anterior abdominal wall that traverses the inguinal canal; in the male it forms the tunica vaginalis testis and normally loses its connection with the peritoneal cavity; a persistent processus vaginalis in the female is known as the canal of Nuck.

pro·ces·sus va·gi·na·lis of per·i·to·ne·um

(prō-ses'us vaj'i-nā'lis per'i-tō-nē'ŭm)
A peritoneal diverticulum in the embryonic lower anterior abdominal wall that traverses the inguinal canal; in the male, it forms the tunica vaginalis testis and normally loses its connection with the peritoneal cavity; a persistent processus vaginalis in the female is known as the canal of Nuck.

Nuck,

Anton, Dutch anatomist, 1650-1692.
canal of Nuck - a persistent processus vaginalis in the female.
Nuck diverticulum - a peritoneal diverticulum in the embryonic lower anterior abdominal wall. Synonym(s): processus vaginalis of peritoneum
Nuck hydrocele - accumulation of serous fluid in the labium majus or in Nuck canal. Synonym(s): hydrocele feminae
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Hydrocele of canal of Nuck in a girl: Ultrasound and MR appearance.
The canal of Nuck is an abnormal patent pouch of parietal peritoneum extending anterior to the round ligament of the uterus into the labia majora through the inguinal ring into the inguinal canal.