Testis and epididymis
Reviewer: Turki Al-Hussain, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 14 April 2013, last major update August 2012
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- Form of male sexual precocity with active Leydig cell differentiation and premature onset of spermatogenesis without pituitary gonadotropin stimulation (Arch Pathol Lab Med 1985;109:990)
- Due to apparent inherited intratesticular defect
- Leydig cells appear fully differentiated
- No Reinke crystals
- Germ cells at all stages of spermatogenesis present but with disordered maturation
- Structural abnormalities in spermatids
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