spermatocele


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Related to spermatocele: epididymitis, varicocele, spermatocelectomy

spermatocele

(ˈspɜːmətəʊˌsiːl)
n
(Pathology) a swelling of the testicle
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Noun1.spermatocele - a swelling on the epididymis or the testis; usually contains spermatozoa
puffiness, swelling, lump - an abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement
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sper·ma·to·cele

, spermatocyst
n. espermatocele, quiste del epidídimo que contiene espermatozoides.

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AWDear AW,The cyst in your testicle is most likely a spermatic/epididymal cyst, otherwise known as a spermatocele.
Routine pathology evaluation of hydrocele and spermatocele specimens is associated with significant costs and no identifiable benefit.
Two cases of spermatocele were diagnosed following histopathological examination of the specimen.
(1,3) The differential diagnosis includes hydrocele, spermatocele, varicocele, Morgagnian cyst, and testicular neoplasm.
It is usually bilateral, although asymmetrical and almost always associated with spermatocele. The US findings of TERT are often specific and should obviate unnecessary surgery or biopsy (33, 34).
(7) To date, however, no tool or examination can reliably distinguish emergency situations such as testicular torsion from less acute causes of scrotal pain such as epididymitis, spermatocele, hydrocele, or distal ureterolithiasis.
On many occasions terms 'EC' and 'spermatocele' have been used interchangeably to describe the same entity.
Other differential diagnoses include other paratesticular lesions such as spermatocele, hydrocele, varicocele, polyorchidism, intratesticular simple cyst, and tumors of the spermatic cord such as lipoma and leiomyoma.
A scrotal ultrasound found no evidence of testicular abnormalities, but there was an interval increase in size of a right side spermatocele, which corresponded to the abnormal uptake noted on the nuclear medicine examination (Figures 2(a)-2(c)).
Local causes can include chronic infection of the testis or epididymis testicular tumour indirect inguinal hernia hydrocele spermatocele or varicocele.
A spermatocele, a harmless cyst of the epididymis, the tube that transmits sperm from the testis, containing fluid and sperm.