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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Tubular ectasia of the rete testis and spermatocele show characteristic appearances on gray-scale and Doppler ultrasound evaluation.
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.