rete testis


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rete

 [re´te] (L.)
arterial rete (rete arterio´sum) an anastomotic network of arterioles or minute arteries, just before they become capillaries.
articular rete a network of anastomosing blood vessels in or around a joint.
rete lymphocapilla´re any of the closed, freely communicating networks formed by the lymphocapillary vessels.
rete malpi´ghii the innermost stratum of epidermis.
rete mira´bile a vascular network formed by division of an artery or vein into many smaller vessels that reunite into a single vessel; in the human this occurs only in the arterioles that supply the glomeruli of the kidney.
rete tes´tis the network of channels formed in the mediastinum of the testis by the seminiferous tubules.
rete veno´sum an anastomotic network of small veins; called also venous network.

re·te tes·'tis

[TA]
the network of canals at the termination of the straight tubules in the mediastinum testis.

re·te tes·tis

(rē'tē tes'tis) [TA]
The network of canals at the termination of the straight tubules in the mediastinum testis.

rete testis

A network of cords in the testicle that canalize to become the SEMINIFEROUS TUBULES in which the spermatozoa develop.

Haller,

Albrecht von, Swiss physiologist, 1708-1777.
Haller annulus - Synonym(s): Haller insula
Haller ansa - Synonym(s): communicating branch of facial nerve with glossopharyngeal nerve
Haller arches
Haller circle - (1) a network of branches of the short ciliary arteries on the sclera around the point of entrance of the optic nerve. Synonym(s): vascular circle of optic nerve; (2) a venous plexus in the areola surrounding the nipple.Synonym(s): areolar venous plexus
Haller cones - the coiled portion of the efferent ductules that constitute the head of the epididymis. Synonym(s): lobules of epididymis
Haller habenula - rarely used term for the cordlike remains of the vaginal process of the peritoneum. Synonym(s): Scarpa habenula
Haller insula - a doubling of the thoracic duct for part of its course through the thorax. Synonym(s): Haller annulus
Haller line - a thickened band of pia mater along the midline of the anterior surface of the spinal cord. Synonym(s): linea splendens
Haller plexus - a nervous plexus of sympathetic filaments and branches of the external laryngeal nerve on the surface of the inferior constrictor muscle of the pharynx.
Haller rete - the network of canals at the termination of the straight tubules in the mediastinum testis. Synonym(s): rete testis
Haller tripod - abdominal artery. Synonym(s): celiac trunk
Haller tunica vasculosa - the vascular, pigmentary, or middle coat of the eye, comprising the choroid, ciliary body, and iris. Synonym(s): vascular tunic of eye
Haller unguis - the lower of two elevations on the medial wall of the posterior horn of the lateral ventricle of the brain. Synonym(s): calcar avis
Haller vas aberrans - a narrow, coiled tubule frequently connected to the first part of the ductus deferens or to the lower part of the ductus epididymitis. Synonym(s): inferior aberrant ductule
Haller vascular tissue - the outer portion of the choroid of the eye containing the largest blood vessels. Synonym(s): vascular lamina of choroid

rete

pl. retia [L.] a network or meshwork, especially of blood vessels.

arterial rete, rete arteriosum
an anastomotic network of minute arteries, just before they become capillaries.
articular rete
a network of anastomosing blood vessels in or around a joint.
blood vessel rete
visible networks of vessels; see also rete mirabile (below).
rete carpi dorsale
a network of small vessels over the dorsal aspect of the carpus in the horse.
rete malpighii
the innermost stratum of epidermis.
rete mirabile
a vascular network formed by division of an artery or vein into many smaller vessels that reunite into a single vessel, such as the carotid rete mirabile (epidural rete) at the base of the brain of ruminants.
rete mirabile ophthalmicum
a small arterial network in the orbit of ruminants.
rete pegs
inward projections of the epidermis into the dermis, as seen histologically in vertical sections.
rete ridge
marked undulations of the dermoepidermal junction; not a feature of normal skin in animals except in certain areas such as the footpads and planum nasale of carnivores.
rete testis
the network of channels formed in the mediastinum of the testis by the seminiferous tubules.
rete tubules
a network composed of tubules, e.g. seminiferous tubules.
rete vasculosa
networks of vessels as in the lungs.
rete venosum
an anastomotic network of small veins.
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Histological evaluation of the testis of [alpha]ERKO mouse showed numbers of abnormalities, including dilated rete testis and seminiferous tubular lumen, a thin epithelial layer in seminiferous tubule, and reduced rete testis epithelial height (Lee et al.
The EDs reabsorbs more than 90% of the rete testis fluid, so thus increasing concentration of spermatozoa as they enter the head of the epididymis (Levine and Marsh, 1971; Jones and Jurd, 1987).
Estrogen receptor a has a functional role in the mouse rete testis and efferent ductules.
Tubular ectasia of the rete testis is a benign condition that results from partial or complete obliteration of the efferent ducts.
On ultrasound, diagnostic keys are numerous small cystic structures within the rete testis without calcifications or solid components and a characteristic location in the posterolateral region of the testis near the mediastinum testis.
The differential diagnosis includes epididymal cystadenoma, adenocarcinoma of the rete testis, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and dilatation of the seminiferous tubules secondary to testicular tumor.
Tubular ectasia of the rete testis and spermatocele show characteristic appearances on gray-scale and Doppler ultrasound evaluation.
The rete testis was hypoplastic and showed cystic transformation in 18 testes (81%).
The presence of congenital lesions in cryptorchidism is supported by the following findings: (1) patients with the same type of cryptorchidism (inguinal, abdominal, or high scrotal) and the same age can show very different germ cell numbers; (2) postpubertal biopsies of testes that were surgically descended in infancy have revealed a great variability of seminiferous epithelium lesions including spermatogonial maturation arrest, Sertoli cell-only tubules with dysgenetic Sertoli cells, tubular hyalinization, and mixed atrophy (8); and (3) the study of removed testes has shown a deficient maturation of both the rete testis and the epididymis, an alteration that might cause anatomical or functional obstruction of the sperm excretory ducts.
Tubular ectasia is secondary to rete testis dysgenesis (a frequent finding in cryptorchid testes), hypoplasia of the epididymis, (27) or other epididymal malformations.
The neoplastic cells infiltrated the tunica albuginea, rete testis, and epididymis but did not involve the spermatic cord.