Testis and epididymis
Nonneoplastic testicular lesions
Spermatocele

Author: Sean Williamson, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 8 June 2017, last major update December 2012

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Definition / general
  • Cystic dilation of rete testis or head of epididymis, often in efferent ducts
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Lined by cuboidal or flattened epithelium, often cilia can be identified
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Flattened epithelial cells

Numerous spermatozoa

Differential diagnosis
  • Hydrocele: mesothelial lining, lumen does not contain spermatozoa