spermatocele


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Related to spermatocele: epididymitis, varicocele, spermatocelectomy

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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The other causes were epididymal cyst 11%, congenital hydrocele 14%, encysted hydrocele of cord 7%, secondary hydrocele 2%, haematocele 3%, pyocele 4% and spermatocele 2%.
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.
Tubular ectasia of the rete testis and spermatocele show characteristic appearances on gray-scale and Doppler ultrasound evaluation.
Spermatoceles are a common type of extratesticular cyst.
Among non-inflammatory scrotal swellings, we noted 05 cases of epididymal cysts, 04 cases of spermatoceles.
Jahnson S et al (14) in their study on hydroceles and spermatoceles reported 94% satisfactory results after 1 to 4 treatments using polidocanol and they also concluded that dose of 4 ml was superior to 2 ml, particularly for larger hydroceles/spermatoceles.
He was given an ultrasound with color Doppler and found to have postvasectomy surgical changes consistent with bilateral spermatoceles, but no evidence of epididymitis or a mass.
Benign paratesticular lesions include adenomatoid tumours, spermatoceles, cystadenomas, hydroceles, hernias, vericoceles, calculi, polyorchidism, neurofibroma, tunic fibroma, and leiomyoma, while malignant lesions include liposarcoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, leiomyosarcoma, mesothelioma, and papillary serous tumours.
Epididymal cysts and spermatoceles are common at all ages.