spermatic cord


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spermatic cord

n.
A cordlike structure, consisting of the vas deferens and its accompanying arteries, veins, nerves, and lymphatic vessels, that passes from the abdominal cavity through the inguinal canal down into the scrotum to the back of the testicle.

spermatic cord

n
(Anatomy) a cord in many male mammals that passes from each testis to the abdominal cavity and contains the spermatic artery and vein, vas deferens, and lymphatics

spermat′ic cord′


n.
the cord by which a testis is suspended in the scrotum, containing the vas deferens.
[1790–1800]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spermatic cord - a structure resembling a cord that suspends the testis within the scrotum and contains the vas deferens and other vessels and nerves
funiculus - any of several body structure resembling a cord
ballock, bollock, testicle, testis, orchis, egg, ball, nut - one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens; "she kicked him in the balls and got away"
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Partial proximal obliteration, which leaves the the distal portion of processus vaginalis open, creates the anatomic prerequisite for hydrocele of the spermatic cord in the male and cyst of canal of Nuck in female.
The first step was to identify the pubic bone, Cooper's ligaments, inferior epigatric vessels, spermatic cord and the type of hernia.
In the collective experience of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology and the Mayo Clinic (USA), 75% of cases developed in the deep muscles of the extremities and 20% in the retroperitoneum with the remainder divided between the groin, spermatic cord and other miscellaneous sites.
Scrotal hernia is characterized by the uniform enlargement of the scrotum due to descent or passage of the part of intestine or omentum along with the spermatic cord.
Metastatic carcinoma of the spermatic cord from colon cancer is extremely uncommon.
The entire mass was removed carefully without damaging the left spermatic cord and sent for HPE.
About 10-15% of males have a varicocele--an abnormal enlargement of the veins surrounding the testis and spermatic cord.
The tumor arises from the tunica vaginalis, and it may invade the testicular parenchyma and destroy adjacent structures, such as the epididymis and spermatic cord (Figure 1).
Other conditions that predispose to TT include testicular tumors, anomalous spermatic cord attachment, elongated body of the epididymis, voluminous scrotum, hyperactive cremasteric reflex, and previous scrotal surgery.
The twisted spermatic cord may induce ischemia and damage the testicular tissues (1).
Benign masses of spermatic cord might be excised with preservation of the testis.