Cremasteric artery

Last revised by Dr Matt A. Morgan on 25 Nov 2017

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”).

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