Spermatic cord contents (mnemonic)

Handy mnemonics to recall the contents of the spermatic cord are:

  • Piles Don't Contribute To A Good Sex Life
  • Protection Doesn't Contribute To A Good Sex Life
  • 3 arteries, 3 nerves, 3 other things

Mnemonic

Piles Don't Contribute To A Good Sex Life
Protection Doesn't Contribute To A Good Sex Life
3 arteries, 3 nerves, 3 other things
  • 3 arteries: testicular, deferential, cremasteric
  • 3 nerves: genital branch of the genitofemoral, cremasteric nerve*, sympathetic nerve fibers
  • 3 other things: ductus deferens, pampiniform plexus, lymphatic vessels

NB some texts 1 do not include the cremasteric nerve.

Abdominal and pelvic anatomy
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rID: 45602
System: Urogenital
Section: Mnemonics
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