Cremasteric artery

Dr Matt A. Morgan and Dr Craig Hacking et al.

The cremasteric artery is a small branch of the inferior epigastric artery that enters the deep inguinal ring of the inguinal canal and supplies the layers of the spermatic cord and also the skin of the scrotum, including the cremaster muscle.

History and etymology

The word "cremaster" derives from the Ancient Greek "to hang" (κρεμαστήρ, kremastḗr, “suspender”).

Abdominal and pelvic anatomy
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rID: 51949
Section: Anatomy
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