spermatocele

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spermatocele

[spər′mad·ə‚sēl]
(medicine)
A cystic dilation of a duct in the head of the epididymis or in the rete testis.
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The other causes were epididymal cyst 11%, congenital hydrocele 14%, encysted hydrocele of cord 7%, secondary hydrocele 2%, haematocele 3%, pyocele 4% and spermatocele 2%.
7% cases of spermatocele and 11% cases of epididymal cysts were identified and confirmed on aspiration.
Other entities that should be included in the differential diagnosis are large epididymal cyst and epididymal cystic lymphangioma, since they may have similar features but are confined to epididymis.
Hydrocele and more complex fluid collections are easily identified such as epididymal cyst, hematocele, pyocele.
A spermatocoele is similar to an epididymal cyst, but filled with milky semen and sperm.
Treatment of epididymal cyst and spermatocoele consists of the excision of the cysts (2,3).
An epididymal cyst is a harmless swelling arising from the epididymis, the coiled collecting tube attached to the back of each testis.
THERE are causes of testicular swellings other than sinister ones and these may be due to a hydrocoele, epididymal cyst, spermatocoele or varicocoele.
Epididymal cysts and varicoceles do not usually require any treatment, unless they cause troublesome symptoms.
Melmon and Rosen10 found epididymal cysts or nodules in 6 of 9 male patients (66%) with VHLD.
Most are non-cancerous swellings or growths, for instance, epididymal cysts.
Abnormalities in the biking group included 25 scrotal calculi, 22 epididymal cysts, 14 epididymal calcifications, 13 testicular calcifications, 6 varicoceles, 5 hydroceles, and 3 testicular microlithiases.