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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1) Lymphomas of the testis usually present as a unilateral testicular mass of variable size and can show contiguous spread to rete testis, epididymis, spermatic cord and rarely to tunica albuginea.
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 surgeon then locates the testicle and the spermatic cord attached to it.
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Testicular torsion is a urologic emergency in which twisting of the spermatic cord results in ischemic injury to the affected testicle.
With Laura by his side, Dalglish went under the knife and had an orchidectomy, which is a surgical procedure to remove a testicle and the full spermatic cord.
With this technique, the spermatic cord was grasped with a Babcock clamp through a small transverse skin incision overlying the external inguinal ring (subinguinal area).
The tunica vaginalis is usually thickened and the tumour mass may invade the spermatic cord or testis or both (3).
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).
Spermatic cord is long tubular structure connecting testis to abdomen, said Dr Dilip Kumar Sharma, Specialist Urologist, Zulekha Hospital, Sharjah.
As they migrated through the abdominal wall to the scrotum they left a canal that allows the nerves, blood vessels and the spermatic cord to connect.