Labioscrotal swelling

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Genital swelling)
Jump to: navigation, search
Labioscrotal swelling
Gray1119.png
Stages in the development of the external sexual organs in the male and female.
Latin tuberculum labioscrotale
Gray's p.1214
Precursor genital tubercle
Gives rise to Labia majora, Scrotum
Code TE E5.7.4.0.1.0.4

The labioscrotal swellings (genital swellings or labioscrotal folds) are paired structures in the human embryo that represent the final stage of development of the caudal end of the external genitals before sexual differentiation. In both males and females, the two swellings merge:

References[edit]

  1. ^ HSC - Gonad Descent and Development of External Genitalia II

External links[edit]

This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.