The scrotum

Definition – What is the scrotum? The scrotum is also called the scrotum. It encloses the male sexual organs, which are composed of the testicles, epididymis, spermatic cord and vas deferens. Consequently, in men, the scrotum is located between the legs under the penis. The scrotum is a muscular envelope, but consists of several layers. … Read more

Function | The scrotum

Function The scrotum envelops the male genitals and thus represents an important protection. Due to its elasticity it follows the movements of the testicles, for example when running or doing sports. This ensures that no direct friction is exerted on the testicles and also the spermatic duct. In addition to this protective function, the scrotum … Read more


Introduction The epididymis is used for sperm cell maturation and storage of mature sperm cells. It is also part of the executive spermatic ducts. It is divided into three parts and lies on the testicle. The development of the epididymis is directly associated with the development of the testes and kidneys. It develops in the … Read more

Spermatic ducts

Anatomy The spermatic duct (lat. Ductus deferens) represents a 35-40 cm long tube, which is characterized by a thick muscle layer. The smooth musculature, which ensures optimal forward transport of the sperm, is divided into three layers. Thus one distinguishes an inner longitudinal layer, a middle ring layer and the outer longitudinal layer of the … Read more

Can a vas deferens rupture? | Spermatic ducts

Can a vas deferens rupture? The vas deferens consists of two strong muscle layers as well as a layer of connective tissue, thus forming a very resistant structure. The special arrangement of the muscle and connective tissue fibres also allows a dynamic reaction to the changing pressure conditions and makes it practically impossible for the … Read more