What are the anatomical details of the spermatic cord in an open inguinal hernia repair?

Updated: Apr 16, 2020
  • Author: Vinay Kumar Kapoor, MBBS, MS, FRCS, FAMS; Chief Editor: Kurt E Roberts, MD  more...
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The coverings of the spermatic cord include the following:

  • Internal spermatic fascia, derived from the transversalis fascia at the deep inguinal ring
  • Cremaster muscle, derived from the internal oblique muscle at the deep inguinal ring
  • External spermatic fascia, derived from the external oblique aponeurosis at the superficial inguinal ring (present only in the scrotum and not in the inguinal canal)

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