Abnormalities of testicular descent

Testicular descent occurs in two stages. The transabdominal phase (8–15 weeks) is controlled by enlargement of the caudal genito-inguinal ligament (gubernaculum) and regression of the cranial ligament. Insulin-like 3 from the Leydig cell appears to be the prime stimulator of gubernacular growth, augmented by Müllerian inhibiting substance/anti-Müllerian… CONTINUE READING