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n.1.(Anat.) A thin layer of peculiar contractile tissue directly beneath the skin of the scrotum.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The scrotal wall consists of the following layers (from superficial to deep): skin, superficial fascia, dartos muscle, external spermatic fascia, cremasteric fascia, and internal spermatic fascia.
Congenital Penile Pathology is associated with abnormal development of the dartos muscle: A prospective study in a large cohort of children undergoing primary penile surgery at a tertiary referral center.
Tumours of the para-testicular region most often arise from the soft tissue surrounding the spermatic cord and the epididymis or from the dartos muscle of scrotal wall.