spermatocele


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Related to spermatocele: epididymitis, varicocele, spermatocelectomy

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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Ethanolamine oleate sclerotherapy for hydroceles and spermatoceles: a survey of 158 patients with ultrasound follow-up.
Age Related Frequency of Cystic Swellings of the Scrotum Encountered in The Study Diagnosis Primary Secondary Epididymal Spermatocele Hydrocele Hydrocele Cyst (PH) (SH) (EC) (SP) <21 4 0 4 0 Age 21-30 56 0 8 0 Group 31-40 64 2 16 2 of Patients 41-50 68 0 24 2 51-60 52 0 8 0 61-70 16 1 8 0 >70 12 0 4 0 Total 272 10 72 4 Haematocele Pyocele Total (HE) (PY) <21 0 0 8 Age 21-30 0 4 68 Group 31-40 0 2 86 of Patients 41-50 2 2 104 51-60 2 2 64 61-70 0 0 26 >70 0 0 16 Total 4 10 372 Table 2.
In a retrospective review of eight benign paratesticular masses (27), including five cases of acute epididymitis, two spermatoceles and one adenomatoid tumor of the tunica albuginea, the ADC was reported higher compared with that of the normal epididymis.
A scrotal ultrasound confirmed that the false positive uptake was due to a spermatocele.
In our study of cystic swelling of scrotum, the commonest presentation was primary vaginal hydrocele (57%) followed by congenital hydrocele (14%) and epididymal cyst 11% and least was spermatocele and secondary hydrocele with 2% each.
Seven percent of cases showed spermatocele as compared to 11% of epididymal cysts were identified and confirmed on aspiration.
Partially replacing the right epididymis, this lump was consistent with a spermatocele. No other focal solid mass was identified in either of the testes.
3.3% * Hydrocelectomy Concurrent spermatocele 24.9% vs.
Recurrent hernias, associated inguinoscrotal diseases like hydrocele, spermatocele were also excluded.
High frequency ultrasonography is not sensitive in specifically differentiating between epididymal cysts and spermatocele in absence of fluid level or fluid debris level, which were rarely seen.
[6, 8, 9] preoperative diagnosis was not common and was often confused with an inguinal hernia, hydrocele or spermatocele, or a tumor of the testis or epididymis.
Le mesotheliome paratesticulaire est souvent diagnostique initialement comme tumeur testiculaire ou hydrocele, mais peut prendre parfois l'aspect d'une epididymite, d'une hernie inguino-scrotale, d'une tumeur adenomatode ou d'une spermatocele (6).