Skip to main content

Unfortunately we don't fully support your browser. If you have the option to, please upgrade to a newer version or use Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, or Safari 14 or newer. If you are unable to, and need support, please send us your feedback.

Elsevier
Publish with us
External Spermatic Fascia (Right)
Urogenital System

External Spermatic Fascia (Right)

Fascia spermatica externa

Read more

Structure/Morphology

The external spermatic fascia is derived from the lower portion of the fibrous aponeurosis of the external abdominal oblique muscle as the testis descend in the embryo, from the abdomen to lie outside the pelvis. It is one of the layers that surrounds the testes and the spermatic cord, lying deep to the dartos fascia and superficial to the cremaster muscle.

Complete Anatomy
The world's most advanced 3D anatomy platform
Try it for Free

Key Features/ Anatomical Relations

The external spermatic fascia is the external layer of three spermatic coverings of the testis. The other being the internal spermatic fascia, which itself lies deep to the cremaster muscle.

Function

Areolar tissue separates the dartos fascia from the external spermatic fascia and permits a degree of motility between the facial coverings and the overlying skin. This movement is responsible for the control of the temperature of the testes.

Learn more about this topic from other Elsevier products

Fascia

ScienceDirect image

The fascia is also defined as a “the fascial system consists of the three-dimensional continuum of soft, collagen containing, loose and dense fibrous connective tissues that permeate the body” by Fascia Nomenclature Committee (Bordoni and Whitte, 2018), an as “masses of connective tissue large enough to be visible to the unaided eye” by Gray’s Anatomy (Standring, 2016).

Explore on ScienceDirect(opens in new tab/window)

Complete Anatomy

The world's most advanced 3D anatomy platform

Complete Anatomy