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Cord

A unit of volume used to measure quantities of firewood in Canada and the United States. The cord is equivalent to 3.62 cubic meters.
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In one large series, involvement of the epididymis and spermatic cord was seen in 60% and 39% of cases, respectively, whereas involvement of the tunica albuginea is very rare.
Hydrocele of canal of Nuck, the female counterpart of hydrocele of the spermatic cord, is a rare cause of inguinal swelling in women.
Intraoperatively, the left spermatic cord was discovered to be torsed 720 degrees, resulting in a dusky, deep purple appearance of the left testicle.
In some of these techniques, dilated internal and external spermatic veins are ligated at different regions of the spermatic cord.
This condition occurs as a result of twist of spermatic cord and testis in scrotum.
Spermatic varicocele is a condition of varicosity and tortuosity of the pampiniform plexus in the spermatic cord.
Infertility can sometimes be an after effect of an infection or vasectomy which can cause blockages in the spermatic cord ( tube that transports sperm from testes to penis) or cause some men to produce antibodies to his own sperm, which prevents it from penetrating the egg.
The crura around the internal ring contract around the spermatic cord and the external oblique aponeurosis becomes tense and presses on the internal ring, thus reinforcing the weak posterior wall.
Another common cause of male infertility is varicocele, in which the veins wrapped around the spermatic cord are numerous and dilate too much, increasing temperature in the scrotum and reducing fertility.
They reportedly shared the same spermatic cord, which branched proximal to the duplicate testicles.
Consonant with this, Rosella (1994) relates the fact that half of men present for medical attention and are diagnosed once the disease has spread further than the testicles, epididymis, and spermatic cord due to "delay behaviour" and to the "extremely rapid growth of testicular tumours" (p.