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scrotum:

see testistestis
or testicle
, one of a pair of glands that produce the male reproductive cells, or sperm. In fetal life the testes develop in the abdomen, then descend into an external sac, the scrotum.
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Scrotum

 

a musculocutaneous, sacciform structure in man and most viviparous mammals. In man a septum divides the scrotum into two halves, each of which contains a testis and epididymis, as well as the scrotal section of a spermatic cord. The scrotum is composed of several distinct layers: the skin, the dartos, several fasciae, and a muscular layer. The scrotum develops during the third month of pregnancy.

scrotum

[′skrōd·əm]
(anatomy)
The pouch containing the testes.

scrotum

the pouch of skin containing the testes in most mammals
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Embryonically it is believed that ectopic scrotum develops due to a defect in the gubernacular development.
The 39-year-old has had the inflamed scrotum from his late twenties, which his doctors blamed on his obesity.
Some are small but a larger one can look and feel like a bag of worms in the scrotum.
The tight ring cuts off circulation to the scrotum.
The report said the surgeon carried out the operation using an incision through the scrotum, which is contrary to medical standards recommended in such cases.
On examination; a 1x2cm mass was situated over the median raphe of the scrotum suggestive of a typical hemangioma
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In this age the scrotum was protruded from inguinal canal and also the gubernaculums was stretched as a mass in throughout from caudal pole of testis to scrotal sac (figure 4).
They meet 18-year-old Jameel who wants to get the strange lumps on his scrotum checked, and Kate, who is embarrassed by her vaginal discharge.
Acute scrotum is rarely seen in genital filariasis.
A local anaesthetic injection is made into the skin of the scrotum on both sides.