Testis and epididymis
Nonneoplastic testicular lesions

Author: Sean Williamson, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 10 April 2017, last major update December 2012

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PubMed Search: Spermatocele

Cite this page: Spermatocele. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://pathologyoutlines.com/topic/testisspermatocele.html. Accessed April 23rd, 2017.
Definition / General
  • Cystic dilation of rete testis or head of epididymis, often in efferent ducts
Micro Description
  • Lined by cuboidal or flattened epithelium, often cilia can be identified
Micro Images

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Flattened epithelial cells

Numerous spermatozoa

Differential Diagnosis
  • Hydrocele: mesothelial lining, lumen does not contain spermatozoa