The testes sit inside the scrotum, suspended by the spermatic cord. This cord is a tube surrounded by the Cremasteric muscle that allows the testes to move up and down as a response to various stimuli. Within the cord, the blood vessels and lymphatics are housed as well as the vas deferens (the tube through which the sperm pass from the testis). The cord passes into the abdomen through the inguinal canal.
The scrotum and testes are very sensitive and ‘blood-rich” organs, so surgery on them is often associated with temporary swelling and bruising.
Procedures related to the Scrotum and Testes performed by St George Urology include: