Testis and epididymis
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Rete testis dysgenesis




Topic Completed: 1 March 2012

Revised: 27 March 2019

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PubMed Search: Dysgenesis rete testis [title]
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Definition / general
Cite this page: Jimenez R. Rete testis dysgenesis. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/testisretedysgenesis.html. Accessed May 23rd, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Underdeveloped rete testis lined by columnar or large cuboidal cells in postpubertal patients with cryptorchidism
  • Some patients have viable spermatozoa even though there is an obstruction to sperm conducting mechanism
  • References: Arch Pathol Lab Med 1997;121:1259
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