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, 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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Paratesticular rhabdomyosarcoma is a rare soft tissue tumour which usually occurs in the spermatic cord, testis and groin - but can occur in other areas such as the neck and can spread to the lymph nodes.
Spermatic cord torsion, commonly known as testicular torsion (TT), is a common emergency that requires precise assessment and urgent clinical decision making.
Helpful maneuvers for visualizing the base of the ring were lifting the skin of the lower abdomen, compressing the ipsilateral groin, and applying mild traction to the spermatic cord.
Testicular torsion is the result of spermatic cord twisting causing decreased perfusion to the testicle.
Subsequent case reports have re-demonstrated its presence in the scrotum as well as its occurrence in the spermatic cord, perineum and vulva; however these cases appear to be extremely rare.
Testicular torsion where the spermatic cord carrying blood to the testicles twists and the blood flow to the testicle is cut off.
Testicular torsion: Testicular torsion happens when the spermatic cord gets twisted and stops the flow of blood to the testicles, leading to intense testicular pain.
Trauma, inguinal herniation, and torsion of the spermatic cord are causes of inflammation of the spermatic cord, epididymis and testis of the stallion.
The American Cancer Society said the surgeon then 'ties off the blood and lymph vessels in the spermatic cord' while other precautions are taken to stop the cancer cells from spreading.
Described as "chronic orchialgia" (5) or testicular pain syndrome (6), it is now recognized that scrotal pain may arise not only from the testicles, but can involve adjacent paratesticular structures such as the epididymis and vas deferens or pain may be referred from conditions involving the spermatic cord or the retroperitoneum.
classified the post-herniorrhaphy pain syndromes into three groups: neuropathic pain, non-neuropathic pain, and pain possibly related to spermatic cord (14).
A 14-month-old boy who had been diagnosed with a hydrocele in the right spermatic cord was referred to our department from the outpatient clinic with a right swollen scrotum.