Sertoli cell tumor

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Sertoli cell tumor

a tumor of testis or ovary composed of Sertoli cells; most often benign but may be malignant.

Ser·to·li cell tu·mor

(ser-tō'lē sel tū'mŏr)
Any neoplasm of the testis containing Sertoli cells or of the ovary containing Sertoli-like cells; malignant potential varies.


Enrico, Italian histologist, 1842-1910.
Sertoli cell tumor - a testicular tumor. Synonym(s): androblastoma
Sertoli cells - elongated cells in the seminiferous tubules to which spermatids are attached during spermiogenesis. Synonym(s): nurse cells
Sertoli columns
Sertoli-cell-only syndrome - the absence from the seminiferous tubules of the testes of germinal epithelium, Sertoli cells alone being present. Synonym(s): Del Castillo syndrome
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