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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While mycobacterium TB can reach the epididymis retrogradely through the prostate and seminal vesicles, its spread via lymphatic or hematogenous routes is also possible (1).
To our knowledge, no detailed GPx5 expression patterns in sheep epididymis cells have been previously reported.
Even if the mass turns out to be benign, the following testicular conditions can cause intense discomfort and threaten fertility: Cysts (which can form in the testicle, epididymis or structures around the testicle), infection, injury, varicocele (enlargement of the veins) and hydrocele (collection of fluid around the testis).
Sarcoidosis rarely involves the genitourinary tract, affecting more commonly the epididymis than the testis.
Caption: Figure 1: Axial computed tomography (CT) image, depicting a heterogeneous right testicle, with associated right scrotal fluid collection (long arrow) and inflamed right epididymis (short arrow).
The epididymis showed moderate chronic inflammatory changes with cystic dilation of ducts and no evidence of spermatogenesis; no pathologic features could be found in the surrounding soft tissue and the spermatic cord.
Although papillary cystadenomas of the epididymis have been well documented, only a limited number of cases of papillary cystadenomas of the mesosalpinx have been reported in women with vHLD.
By means of morphological and immunohistochemical investigations, we examined the structure of the testis and epididymis and the ER[alpha] distribution during the mating season, in the presence of Clomiphene alone or in combination with FSH.
For each part of the epididymis, it was first dissected, straightened out and the length was measured from the cranial to the caudal ends, along the longitudinal axis.
These patients are challenging to both the general practioner and urologist and a clear understanding of the etiology and course of this common condition is needed when treating them.1 Epididymitis by definition is inflammation of the epididymis. This term of mild epididymitis" is already fully known in the literature and reserved for specific forms of epididymitis.23 Desai et al2 classified epididymitis into 3 groups as mild moderate and severe according to the degree of inflammation.