mediastinum testis


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mediastinum

 [me″de-ah-sti´num] (L.)
1. a median septum or partition.
2. the mass of tissues and organs separating the sternum in front and the vertebral column behind, containing the heart and its large vessels, trachea, esophagus, thymus, lymph nodes, and other structures and tissues. It is divided into anterior, middle, posterior, and superior regions.
mediastinum tes´tis a partial septum of the testis formed near its posterior border by a continuation of the tunica albuginea.

mediastinum of testis

[TA]
a mass of fibrous tissue continuous with the tunica albuginea, projecting into the testis from its posterior border; testicular septa radiate as continuations surrounding the testicular lobules.

me·di·a·sti·num tes·tis

(me'dē-ă-stī'nŭm tes'tis) [TA]
A mass of fibrous tissue continuous with the tunica albuginea, projecting into the testis from its posterior border.
Synonym(s): Highmore body.

Highmore,

Nathaniel, English anatomist, 1613-1685.
antrum of Highmore - the largest of the paranasal sinuses occupying the body of the maxilla, communicating with the middle meatus of the nose. Synonym(s): maxillary sinus
corpus highmori - Synonym(s): Highmore body
corpus highmorianum - Synonym(s): Highmore body
Highmore body - a mass of fibrous tissue continuous with the tunica albuginea, projecting into the testis from its posterior border. Synonym(s): corpus highmori; corpus highmorianum; mediastinum testis
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The location in the mediastinum testis and bilaterality are helpful findings to distinguish between adrenal rest tumors and other entities.
Sometimes, the mediastinum testis, supernumerary epididymis and bridging vessels between the normal testis and the supernumerary testis also may be recognized.
The tunica albuginea forms a dense capsule around the testis, and a reflection of this capsule along the posterior border (the mediastinum testis) runs along the superior inferior axis of the testis.