Unilateral Complete Agenesis of Mesonephric Duct Derivatives in an 82-year-Old Male Cadaver: Embryology, Anatomy and Clinical Considerations

David G. Darcy, Morgen L. Yao-Cohen, Todd R. Olson, Sherry A. Downie

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Development of urogenital anatomy in the human fetus is the result of a complex interplay between multiple different tissues. The time course of development is well documented and the morphologic outcomes of insults at various time points during development are predictable. We present a cadaveric case of unilateral agenesis of the left kidney, ureter, bladder hemitrigone, ureteric opening, seminal vesicle, vas deferens, and epididymis. Failure of development of the mesonephric duct early during embryogenesis, likely between the third and fifth week, caused ipsilateral urogenital organ agenesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)20-22
Number of pages3
JournalUrology Case Reports
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2017



  • Mesonephric duct
  • Renal agenesis
  • Urogenital development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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