spermatocele

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spermatocele

 [sper-mat´o-sēl]
a cystic distention of the epididymis or rete testis, containing spermatozoa.

sper·ma·to·cele

(sper'mă-tō-sēl'),
Cyst of the epididymis containing spermatozoa.
Synonym(s): spermatocyst
[spermato- + G. kēlē, tumor]

spermatocele

/sper·ma·to·cele/ (-sēl) cystic distention of the epididymis or rete testis, containing spermatozoa.

spermatocele

[spərmat′əsēl′, spur′-]
Etymology: Gk, sperma + kele, tumor
a cystic swelling, either of the epididymis or of the rete testis, that contains spermatozoa. It lies above, behind, and separate from the testis. It is usually painless and requires no therapy.
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Spermatocele

spermatocele

Urology A cyst-like mass within the scrotum that contains fluid and dead sperm

sper·ma·to·cele

, spermatocyst (spĕr'mă-tō-sēl, -sist)
Cyst of the epididymis containing sperm.
[spermato- + G. kēlē, tumor]

spermatocele

a cystic distention of the epididymis or rete testis, containing spermatozoa.
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Other entities that should be included in the differential diagnosis are large epididymal cyst and epididymal cystic lymphangioma, since they may have similar features but are confined to epididymis.
A spermatocoele is similar to an epididymal cyst, but filled with milky semen and sperm.
Most are non-cancerous swellings or growths, for instance, epididymal cysts.
Abnormalities in the biking group included 25 scrotal calculi, 22 epididymal cysts, 14 epididymal calcifications, 13 testicular calcifications, 6 varicoceles, 5 hydroceles, and 3 testicular microlithiases.
Epididymal cysts and varicoceles do not usually require any treatment, unless they cause troublesome symptoms.