Canal of Nuck
|Canal of Nuck|
|Latin||processus vaginalis peritonei|
|Gray's||subject #268 1261|
The Canal of Nuck, described by Anton Nuck in 1691, is an abnormal patent pouch of peritoneum extending into the labium majus of women. It's analogous to the processus vaginalis in males (see hydrocele).
The pouch accompanies the gubernaculum during development of the urinary and reproductive organs, more specifically during the descent of the ovaries, and normally obliterates.