epididymis


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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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In one large series, involvement of the epididymis and spermatic cord was seen in 60% and 39% of cases, respectively, whereas involvement of the tunica albuginea is very rare.
18) In the acute setting, the epididymis appears enlarged and heterogeneous on gray-scale US and demonstrates increased flow on color Doppler (Figure 10).
Testes and epididymis samples were fixed in 10% formol and dehydrated in 70-100% ethanol series.
The postendoscopic interval was only 3 weeks because spermatogenesis in birds lasts up to 3 weeks, including time of passage through the epididymis and ductus deferens.
The tumor arises from the tunica vaginalis, and it may invade the testicular parenchyma and destroy adjacent structures, such as the epididymis and spermatic cord (Figure 1).
Recently human epididymis protein 4 (HE4) has been proposed as another tumor marker for ovarian cancer.
inflammation of epididymis or both epididymis and testis can appear as testicular pain, fever, urethral discharge.
In these males, the testis and epididymis are not sufficiently fixed to the muscular and fascial layers of the scrotum, allowing rotation of the testis.
Tubules of the epididymis were filled with sperm so it was assumed the missing seminiferous tubules were undergoing spermiogenesis.