External spermatic fascia

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External spermatic fascia
The scrotum. On the left side the cavity of the tunica vaginalis has been opened; on the right side only the layers superficial to the Cremaster have been removed.
Transverse section through the left side of the scrotum and the left testis. The sac of the tunica vaginalis is represented in a distended condition.
Latin fascia spermatica externa
Gray's subject #258 1238
Dorlands/Elsevier f_03/12355548

The external spermatic fascia (intercrural or intercolumnar fascia) is a thin membrane, prolonged downward around the surface of the cord and testis. It is separated from the dartos tunic by loose areolar tissue.

It is derived from the aponeurosis of the abdominal external oblique muscle.

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