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Internal Spermatic Fascia
Urogenital System

Internal Spermatic Fascia

Fascia spermatica interna

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Key Features/ Anatomical Relations

The internal spermatic fascia is the deepest of three layers that surround the spermatic cord and testes. It is derived from the transversalis fascia as the testes descend from the abdomen to lie outside the pelvis in the embryo.


The internal spermatic fascia permits a degree of motility between the facial coverings and overlying skin. This movement helps to control the temperature of the testes.

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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).

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