epididymis


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6 x 5 cm involving the epididymis and surrounding scrotal sac wall (Fig.
In patients with obstructive azoospermia, spermatozoa are often surgically retrieved from epididymis or testicular tissue.
An avascular structure in an area of increased vascularity, separate from the typically enlarged testis and epididymis is the characteristic appearance of testicular appendage torsion (Figure 9).
The characteristics of spermatozoa recovered from cauda epididymis (fresh spermatozoa) are shown in Table 1.
A similar antiestrogenic mechanism of human BPA exposure levels in the epididymis is also a plausible biological explanation for the association with lower sperm motility.
The data demonstrated that the weights of seminal vesicles and ventral prostate increased significantly by 6 weeks in the D treated group, and the epididymis and testis decreased significantly for the D implanted group in comparison with sham treated group (Table 3).
Immediately after the end of the treatment period, a small opening at the epididymis was carried out to obtain a drop of sperm of about [micro]l, then 49 [micro]l of 0.
A biopsy sample was taken from the cranial part of the left testicle, away from the epididymis, by biopsy forceps measuring 1.
Open microsurgical techniques are used to retrieve sperm from the testis or epididymis.
This small, usually painless, pea-size cyst is common in middle-aged men and is caused by a small block in the epididymis - the coiled tube at the back of the testicle.
After rats were killed, their ankle joints, heart, liver, kidney, thymus, spleen, lung, testis, epididymis were taken and then the organ coefficient was calculated by this formula: organ coefficient (%)= organ weight/body weight of rats x 100.
The HPE report was confirmative, showing the presence of normal rudimentary uterus, testis (not ovary, as we thought) showing germ cell atrophy (Sertoli cell only), normal epididymis and spermatic cord (vas deferens).
A THE epididymis is a coiled tube that lies above and behind each testicle.
The efferent ductules continue in a series of fine tubules and communicate with the head of the epididymis.