Labioscrotal swelling

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Labioscrotal swelling
Stages in the development of the external sexual organs in the male and female.
Precursor genital tubercle
Gives rise to Labia majora, Scrotum
Latin tuberculum labioscrotale
Code TE E5.
Anatomical terminology

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:


This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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