inferior to the anterolateral abdominal wall, parallel and just superior to the inguinal ligament
Main occupants of the inguinal canal
vessels to lower extremity; spermatic cord in males, round ligament of the uterus in females
What is the function of the spermatic cord?
suspends testis in the scrotum
name the three significant components of the spermatic cord and their functions
1. ductus deferens: conveys sperm from the epididymis to the ejaculatory duct 2. cremaster muscle: draws testis superiorly, especially when it is cold 3. testicular artery: supplies the testis and epididymis
What two layers comprise the scrotum?
heavily pigmented skin and the dartos muscle
Where is the epididymis?
posterior surface of the testes
Describe the parts of the epididymis
head: formed by coiled ends of efferent ductules body: consists of convoluted duct of epididymis tail: continuous with the ductus deferens