On day 61, animals were sacrificed under ether anaesthesia testes, epididymides
, seminal vesicle, ventral prostate, liver and adrenal glands were removed, cleared off fat and connective tissue and weighed.
Finally, more recent studies carried out by using extensive histologic sampling have found PCE or its precursors in all epididymides
examined from patients with VHLD.
The s perm cells from the cauda epididymides
of both varicocelized alone and varicocelized with vitamin C groups showed sluggish linear or nonlinear movement.
Organ weights were recorded for the brain, kidneys, spleen, ovaries, testes, thymus, liver, lung, adrenal glands, pituitary gland, uterus with oviducts and cervix, epididymides
, prostate, and seminal vesicles with coagulating glands (and fluids).
Feline spermatozoa were collected from cauda epididymides
Reactive hydroceles can also be present, but the testes and epididymides
often appear normal due to separate blood supplies.
A small volume is from the bulbourethral glands, epididymides
and prostate (first part) and the major volume contribution is from the seminal vesicles (second part).
are convoluted, unpigmented and digitiform (Fig.
TCDD-induced changes in cauda epididymal sperm counts and decreased weights of androgen target tissues such as the seminal vesicle, epididymides
, and prostate provide clear evidence of developmental toxicity.
Estradiol binding in cytosol from epididymides
of immature rabbits.
Testicular slides were examined to determine the stage of the spermatogenic cycle, and epididymides
were examined for the presence of sperm.
Reduction in sperm counts in testes and cauda epididymides
may also be due to suppression of gonadotropic hormone after treatment (Bastias et al.
Spermatophores in the ampulla epididymides
were at their greatest volume in September-December; in February-May relatively few spermatophores were observed, and by June the concentration started to increase.
This enzyme is a Type II isoenzyme and is found primarily in the prostate, seminal vesicles, epididymides
and hair follicles as well as the liver, but not the muscle.
Size at sexual maturity of males was estimated based on presence of enlarged testes and convoluted epididymides
(Vitt et al.