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the pouch that contains the testes and their accessory organs. It is composed of skin, the tunica dartos, fascia, and the tunica vaginalis testis. Each testis is connected to a cremaster muscle descending from the abdominal wall. During cold weather these muscles draw the testes closer to the body to maintain their temperature, and in hot weather the reverse occurs; the scrotum usually follows this movement. adj., adj scro´tal.
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, pl.




(skrō'tŭm, -tă, -tŭmz), [TA]
A musculocutaneous sac containing the testes; formed of skin, containing a network of nonstriated muscular fibers (the dartos or dartus fascia), which also forms the scrotal septum internally.
Synonym(s): marsupium (1)
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n. pl. scro·ta (-tə) or scro·tums
The external sac of skin enclosing the testes in most mammals.

scro′tal (skrōt′l) adj.
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A saccular expanse of skin and fibromuscular tissue located beneath the penis which contains the testes.
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, pl. scrota, pl. scrotums (skrō'tŭm, -tă, -tŭmz) [TA]
A musculocutaneous sac containing the testes; it is formed of skin, containing a network of nonstriated muscular fibers (the dartos or dartos fascia), which also forms the scrotal septum internally.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


The skin and muscle sac containing the testicles and the start of the SPERMATIC CORD. The wrinkled appearance of the scrotal skin is due to the thin layer of DARTOS MUSCLE under the skin.
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scrotal sac

a sac containing the TESTES of male mammals that is situatedoutside the posteriorly ventral part of the abdomen. The external location ensures that the testes are cooled to below body temperature (heat can adversely affect the development of sperm). In some organisms, such as bats, testes may lie protected inside the abdomen for much of the year, descending into the scrotum only during the breeding season.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005


The external pouch containing the male reproductive glands (testes) and part of the spermatic cord.
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Patient discussion about scrotum

Q. what is hydrocele-encysted when refering to the scrotum uroligist checked off 603.0 hydrocele-encysted tring to find out meaning

A. Hydrocele is dilation and edema of the scrotum. It may result from obstruction of the lymph vessels, small ducts that drain the fluids from the body organs. Such obstruction may be due to infections and other causes.

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Q. Do they make any specal kind of a supporter for older men that have very low hanging scrotums?

A. look for jock straps,or whitey,tighties,

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The enlarged scrotum literally swallows up the penis, making passage of urine a difficult affair.
* In-patients with a diagnosis of cystic swellings of the scrotum admitted to Sri Venkateswaraa Medical College Hospital & Research centre, Ariyur, Puducherry during January 2015 to December 2018.
Fournier's ganagrene: A review of 110 cases for aetiology, predisposing conditions, microorganisms, and modality for coverage of necrosed scrotum with bare testes.
We demonstrated that no single factor can reliably predict the cause of an acute scrotum, but rather a combination of factors, including patient history (characteristics of pain, dysuria), clinical findings (fever, Prehn's sign), and laboratory tests (CRP and WBC in blood, WBC in urine).
To our knowledge, this is the first case of a pediatric hydrocele that caused acute scrotum pain.
Raphael is holding his lower abdomen and lifting his scrotum, attempting to decrease the pain.
Upon bivalving the scrotum, a large amount of foul-smelling pus was evacuated under pressure.
Moreover, because the initial symptoms are quite similar, it is often difficult to differentiate infectious pathologies of the scrotum from testicular torsion by clinical examination, imaging, and, at times, even surgical exploration.
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