What is the embryonic difference in the development of the inguinal canal between males and females?

Updated: Jul 23, 2019
  • Author: Assar A Rather, MBBS, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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The female inguinal canal and processus are much less developed than their male equivalents. The inferior aspect of the gubernaculum is converted to the round ligament. The cephalad part of the female gubernaculum becomes the ovarian ligament.


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