The gubernaculum plays an essential role in the complex mechanism of testicular descent and inguinal hernia closure. Understanding this complex developmental process is gradually allowing us insight into how to regulate normal descent and also treat maldescended testes.

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Hutson JM, Sasaki Y, Huynh J, Yong E, Ting A. The gubernaculum in testicular descent and cryptorchidism. Turk J Pediatr 2004; 46: 3-6.