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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While no cause could be detected for primary vaginal hydrocele and epididymal cyst, secondary hydrocele was due to disease of the testis and epididymitis of the 2 cases of secondary hydrocele, both were secondary to tuberculous epididymo-orchitis.
of Cases Percentage 1 Primary Vaginal 57 57% Hydrocele 2 Congenital Hydrocele 14 14% 3 Epididymal Cyst 11 11% 4 Encysted 7 7% Hydrocele of Cord 5 Secondary 2 2% Hydrocele 6 Haematocele 3 3% 7 Pyocele 4 4% 8 Spermatocele 2 2% Total 100 Table 6.
1) Epididymal cysts represents cystic degeneration of the epididymis and are filled with crystal clear fluid.
Of the total 120 cases 5 were epididymal cysts, appear on color Doppler US as anechoic lesions without internal echoes with good posterior transmission of sound; sometimes septations were seen commonly in head of epididymis.
Two cases were diagnosed as hydrocele and hematocele postoperatively, which were false positively diagnosed as epididymal cysts.
Primary vaginal hydrocoele was the commonest cause of cystic swellings, 30 of 50 cases accounting for 60% of the study, followed by epididymal cyst, 14 cases accounting for 28%.
Epididymal cyst, 4 cases each in 10-20 and 31-40 age group, 3 each in 21-30 and 41-60 age groups.
Epididymal cyst, spermatocoele, and sebaceous cyst were excised accounting for 17 cases, of which 1 case of multiple sebaceous cyst was treated by excision of skin and primary suturing.
A spermatocoele is similar to an epididymal cyst, but instead of containing clear fluid, it is filled with milky semen and sperm.
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.
Out of 05 cases of epididymal cysts 5 were unilateral, one was bilateral and 2 cases showed multiple cysts.
Epididymal cysts range from uniloculated to multiloculated, situated in the head of epididymis.