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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.


, 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)


/scro·tum/ (skro´tum) the pouch containing the testes and their accessory organs.
lymph scrotum  elephantiasis scroti.


n. pl. scro·ta (-tə) or scro·tums
The external sac of skin enclosing the testes in most mammals.

scro′tal (skrōt′l) adj.


the pouch of skin containing the testes and parts of the spermatic cords. It is divided on the surface into two lateral parts by a ridge that continues ventrally to the undersurface of the penis and dorsally along the middle line of the perineum to the anus. In young, robust individuals the scrotum is short and corrugated and closely wraps the testes. In older people and debilitated individuals and in warm environments the scrotum becomes elongated and flaccid. The two layers of the scrotum are the skin and the dartos tunic. The skin is brownish and very thin, is usually wrinkled, and has thinly scattered kinky hairs. The dartos tunic is composed of a thin layer of unstriated muscular fibers around the base of the scrotum. The tunic projects an internal septum that divides the pouch into two cavities for the testes, extending between the scrotal ridge and the root of the penis. The scrotum is highly vascular and contains no fat. See also testis. scrotal, adj.
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A saccular expanse of skin and fibromuscular tissue located beneath the penis which contains the testes.


, 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.


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.



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.


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


the pouch that contains the testes and their accessory organs. It is composed of skin, the dartos, fascia and the parietal layer of tunica vaginalis.

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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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Raphael did not have a bulge-like structure in the scrotum (Erikei et al.
A midline scrotal and perineal incision was made and extended from the middle of the scrotum down to the anus.
To study the different clinical pattern of presentation of patients with cystic swellings of scrotum and their incidence.
After having examined the seventeen cases found (Table 1), we can suppose that for acute scrotum complicating an interstitial edematous acute pancreatitis we have the following:
A diagnosis of fistula in ano with external opening over scrotum was made.
The scrotum is a "dynamic" pouch made up of smooth muscle, connective tissue, and skin containing the testicles (Moore & Dailey, 2005).
2 Our case is a 41-year old patient with many palpable masses in the scrotum since 10 years, clinically and pathologically diagnosed with scrotal calcinosis in whom the disease relapsed after surgery.
Some are small but a larger one can look and feel like a bag of worms in the scrotum.
The main pathology, like elsewhere is the persistent inflammation of the scrotal skin leading to the release of the various inflammatory mediators or proteolytic agents which leads to pruritus and this evokes continuous scratching of the scrotal skin leading to further aggravation of the inflammation and thus begins a vicious cycle which finally culminates in an erythematous or lichenified scrotum, which has been typically described as "wash leather scrotum".
In medical language, it is called Varicocele, which is caused by an abnormal enlargement of the Pampiniform Venous Plexus of the scrotum.
Kneeling behind him so he can't kick you with his hind legs, hold the scrotum with one hand and place the ring over it, using the stretching tool.