tunica albuginea


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to tunica albuginea: tunica vasculosa, tunica albuginea testis

tunica

 [too´nĭ-kah] (L.)
a tunic or coat; used in anatomic nomenclature to designate a membranous covering of an organ or a distinct layer of the wall of a hollow structure, as a blood vessel.
tunica adventi´tia the outer coat of various tubular structures.
tunica albugi´nea a dense white fibrous sheath that encloses a part or organ, such as the testicle or ovary.
tunica conjuncti´va the conjunctiva.
tunica dar´tos dartos.
tunica exter´na an outer coat, such as the fibroelastic coat of a blood vessel.
tunica inter´na an inner coat or layer.
tunica in´tima the innermost coat of a blood vessel; called also Bichat's tunic.
tunica me´dia the muscular middle coat of a blood vessel.
tunica muco´sa the mucous membrane lining of various tubular structures.
tunica muscula´ris the muscular coat or layer surrounding the tela submucosa in most portions of the digestive, respiratory, urinary, and genital tracts.
tunica pro´pria the proper coat or layer of a part, as distinguished from an investing membrane.
tunica sero´sa the membrane lining the external walls of the body cavities and reflected over the surfaces of protruding organs; it secretes a watery exudate.
tunica vagina´lis tes´tis the serous membrane covering the front and sides of the testis and epididymis.
tunica vasculo´sa a vascular coat, or a layer well supplied with blood vessels.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

tu·ni·ca al·bu·gin·e·a

a dense white collagenous tunic surrounding a structure.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

tu·ni·ca al·bu·gin·e·a

(tū'ni-kă al-byū-jin'ē-ă)
A dense white collagenous tunic surrounding a structure.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
If the hematoma is contained within Buck's fascia, the "rolling sign," a palpable clot felt directly over the tear in the tunica albuginea, can determine the site of the injury.[sup.3] If Buck's fascia is disrupted, blood will extravasate into the subcutaneous plane of the scrotum, perineum or pubic areas, resulting in significant swelling.
The detection of a hypointense rim between the mass and the adjacent testis, corresponding to the tunica albuginea, helps to show the origin of the tumor.
Transverse Scanning Plan of Penis (Pre-Injection) showing both side Corpus cavernosum surrounded by Echogenic Fibrous Capsule Tunica albuginea. Not any Calcified Plaque was seen over Tunica albuginea or within cavernosum.
The tunica albuginea was circumferentially dismembered (Ruptured) and the testicle was seen as nearly two separate lobes.
Testicular compartment syndrome is a hypothesis where, after detorsing the testicle, testicular reperfusion can lead to edema, which in the inelastic tunica albuginea may increase the testicular pressure, leading to hypoperfusion and ischemic injury (Kutikov et al., 2008; Moritoki et al., 2011; Watson, Bartkowski, & Nelson, 2015).
Following trauma, delamination of the tunica albuginea occurs, with extravasation and accumulation of fibrin between the layers, due to insufficient activation of fibrinolysis [6].
The testis are paired and oval-shaped, the right one is lightly more cephalic than the left one, they are located in the abdominal cavity, surrounded by the tunica albuginea (Fig.
The testes were then sectioned to enable the thickness of the tunica albuginea, the distribution of blood vessels and the colour of the parenchyma to be recorded.
(17) Each testis is invested by the fibrous tunica albuginea. 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.
Underneath the epithelium there was tunica albuginea which consisted of collagen fibers.
We used a Tutoplast(R) processed bovine pericardium to repair the defect of tunica albuginea. At his 3-month follow-up visit there was no complication.