Cremasteric reflex

In this article we will discuss about the Cremasteric reflex. So, let’s get started.

Cremasteric reflex

It is a physiological and protective superficial reflex of the testicles found in human (males) which is elicited by gently stroking the inner part of the thigh which causes contraction of the Cremaster muscle which in response pulls the ipsilateral testicle towards the inguinal canal. It is also graded as present or absent.

Indications

Testicular torsion

Lower motor neuron disorder

Lumbar spine (L1-L2) pathology

Cryptorchidism

Epididymitis

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