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

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]
References in periodicals archive ?
Epididymal cysts were the second most common cystic swellings noted in this study.
Aksoy et al., "Management of epididymal cysts in childhood," Journal of Pediatric Surgery, vol.
Partial/subtotal excision and eversion of sac was done for bigger hydroceles, which accounts for 14% of the cases; excision of epididymal cyst and encysted hydrocele of the cord accounts for 19% of the cases; herniotomy was done in 12% of the cases; incision and drainage in 4% of the cases; evacuation of clot and eversion of sac in 2% of the cases.
Seven percent of cases showed spermatocele as compared to 11% of epididymal cysts were identified and confirmed on aspiration.
An epididymal cyst is a harmless swelling arising from the epididymis; the coiled collecting tube attached to the back of each testis.
In the benign group the commonest diagnosis were hydrocele 40 (33.33%), epididymo-orchitis 13 (10.8%), varicocele 13 (10.8%) and epididymal cyst 13 (10.8%).
Surgical removal of an epididymal cyst doesn't necessarily need removal of the epididymis itself.
An epididymal cyst is a harmless swelling arising from the epididymis, the coiled collecting tube attached to the back of each testis.
Conventional treatments (for primary hydrocoele, epididymal cyst, and spermatocoele) include repeated aspiration; aspiration and injection of sclerosant or surgery.
THERE are causes of testicular swellings other than sinister ones and these may be due to a hydrocoele, epididymal cyst, spermatocoele or varicocoele.