Dartos


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Dar´tos


n.1.(Anat.) A thin layer of peculiar contractile tissue directly beneath the skin of the scrotum.
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Additionally, these surgeries incur a 26-68% risk of complications and hypospadias revision surgery carries an approximate twofold risk of complications likely because the ventral penile skin and Dartos fascia are often deficient and poorly vascularized.
Urethral fistula closures involve excision and closure of the fistula with adequate dartos flap coverage after excluding distal urethral stenosis.
Numerous methods have been used by surgeons to fix the testes and prevent re-torsion, including: 1) dartos pouch; 2) eversion of tunica vaginalis; 3) suture fixation using 1-, 2-, or 3-point fixation; 4) 4-point axial fixation; or 5) modifications of the above mentioned techniques.
Scarpa's fascia is continuous with Colles fascia (the superficial perineal fascia), and Dartos fascia of the penis and scrotum.
surgery is warranted and, if necessary, a derotational dartos flap
A seasonal variation in testicular torsion has been suggested in studies dating back to 1982, with a proposed theory that colder weather can cause contraction of the cre-master muscle and/or tunica dartos and produce testicular torsion (Chen, Lin, & Yang, 2013; Gomes Dde et al., 2015; Karakan et al., 2015; Shukla, Kelly, Daly, & Guiney, 1982).
Fournier's gangrene (FG) is a fulminant necrotizing infection of the perianal and periurethral tissues that can disseminate even at the subcutaneous tissue of the thigh or the abdomen following the planes of the dartos fascia of the scrotum and penis, Colle's fascia and Scarpa's fascia.1
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.
Urogenital infections spread posteriorly along the Bucks and Dartos fascia to involve the Colles' fascia, but do not reach the anal margin due to the attachment of the Colles' fascia to the perineal body.
Second layer of Dartos fascia reduced the rate of fistula formation.