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Cremasteric fascia

Cremasteric fascia
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Latin Fascia cremasterica
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Anatomical terminology

The cremasteric fascia is a fascia in the scrotum. As the cremaster descends, it forms a series of loops which differ in thickness and length in different subjects. At the upper part of the cord the loops are short, but they become in succession longer and longer, the longest reaching down as low as the testis, where a few are inserted into the tunica vaginalis. These loops are united together by areolar tissue, and form a thin covering over the cord and testis, the cremasteric fascia.

It is a continuation of the aponeurosis of the abdominal internal oblique muscle.[1]

References

This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

  1. ^ Ellis, Harold. Clinical Anatomy: Applied Anatomy for Students and Junior Doctors. New York: Wiley. p. 64.  

External links

  • Anatomy figure: 36:01-15 at Human Anatomy Online, SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "The inguinal canal and derivation of the layers of the spermatic cord."
  • inguinalregion at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University) (spermaticcord)
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