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Male reproductive anatomy
Male reproductive anatomy


Scrotum

Definition:

The scrotum is a part of a male's body located behind the penis . The scrotum is the sac (pouch) that contains the testes , epididymis, and the lower part of the spermatic cord (blood vessels and vas deferens).



References:

Elder JS. Disorders and anomalies of the scrotal contents. In: Kliegman RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB, Stanton BF, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 19th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2011:chap 539.




Review Date: 9/29/2014
Reviewed By: Scott Miller, MD, urologist in private practice in Atlanta, GA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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