Spermatic cord contents (mnemonic)

Last revised by A A on 12 Sep 2019

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

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  • 3 arteries, 3 nerves, 3 fascias, 3 other things

Mnemonics

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3 arteries, 3 nerves, 3 fascias, 3 other things
  • 3 arteries: testicular, deferential, cremasteric
  • 3 nerves: genital branch of the genitofemoral, cremasteric nerve*, sympathetic nerve fibers
  • 3 fascias: external spermatic fascia, cremasteric fascia, internal spermatic fascia
  • 3 other things: ductus deferens, pampiniform plexus, lymphatic vessels

*NB some texts do not include the cremasteric nerve 1

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