Testis and epididymis
Nonneoplastic lesions
Spermatocele

Author: Rafael Jimenez, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 5 June 2017, last major update March 2012

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PubMed Search: spermatocele [title] Testis
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Definition / general
Cite this page: Spermatocele. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/testisepidspermato.html. Accessed June 23rd, 2017.
Definition / general
  • Cystic dilation of efferent ducts lined by ciliated columnar cells with thin connective tissue wall, no smooth muscle
  • Cysts usually translucent
  • Lumen contains spermatozoa and proteinaceous fluid
  • Associated with foreign body giant cell reaction, cholesterol clefts