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epididymis

[‚ep·ə′did·ə·məs]
(anatomy)
The convoluted efferent duct lying posterior to the testis and connected to it by the efferent ductules of the testis.
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Immediately after bucks were slaughtered, the testes with epididymides of each animal were collected and put into plastic bags labeled with animals particularities and transported in an ice pack to the laboratory where the epididymides were separated from testes and then testicular and epididymal parameters including testicular weights (TW, g), testicular diameter (TD, cm), testicular length (TL, cm), testicular volume (TV), and epididymal weights (EW, g) were measured and recorded for each animal according to methods and procedures adopted from Oyeyemi et al.
Epididymal sperm samples were collected and then dissecting the epididymis cauda with a scalpel blade, according to previous protocol [13].
Loft, "Malformation rate and sex ratio in 412 children conceived with epididymal or testicular sperm," Human Reproduction, vol.
For both response variables (testicular weight and epididymal weight) the best model, based on AICc criteria, had precipitation as the only explanatory variable (Table 1), which accounted for 89% of variation in testicular weight and 61% of variation in epididymal weight, with a relative importance (RI) of 0.99 and 0.69, respectively (Table 1).
Tumor type Total (n) Percentage Benign tumors Adenomatoid tumor 1 2.1 Solitary fibrous tumor 1 2.1 Lipoma 3 6.4 Hemangioma 1 2.1 Adenoma 1 2.1 Malignant tumors Mesothelioma 1 2.1 Malignant fibrous histiocytoma 1 2.1 Embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma 3 6.4 Atypical lipomatous tumor 1 2.1 Myxoid liposarcoma 1 2.1 Tumor-like lesions Fibromatous periorchitis 2 4.3 Mesothelial cyst 1 2.1 Epididymal cyst 17 36.2 Tuberculous epididymitis 7 14.9 Filarial epididymitis 4 8.5 Non-specific granulomatous 2 4.3 epididymitis Total 47 100.0 Table 2: Site distribution of paratesticular tumors.
In rat, AQP3 and -11 are also found in the efferent duct and epididymal epithelium.
Significance of epididymal and ductal anomalies associated with undescended testis: study in 652 cases.
Results: The formation of female pronucleus after ICSI of xenogenic sperm was higher than epididymal and testicular sperm in non-activated oocytes.
The study of Epididymal sperm shows that the sperm count in (Fig1) and sperm motility in (Fig 2) have significantly decreased (P<0.001) in the treated animals as compared to the control group.