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Spermatoceles
Spermatoceles
Published: 2013/01/20
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Andrew Kramer, MD:  Excision of Large Epididymal Cyst/Spermatocele
Andrew Kramer, MD: Excision of Large Epididymal Cyst/Spermatocele
Published: 2016/11/19
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spermatococele
Published: 2010/11/19
Channel: NeilBaumMD
My Spermatocele Friend
My Spermatocele Friend
Published: 2009/07/30
Channel: nalts
I feel like a new man after scrotal spermatocele surgery by Dr. John Lin
I feel like a new man after scrotal spermatocele surgery by Dr. John Lin
Published: 2017/04/24
Channel: Sunrise Urology
SPERMATOCELE  vs EPIDIDIMAL CYST
SPERMATOCELE vs EPIDIDIMAL CYST
Published: 2015/03/14
Channel: Tahir Ultrasound Center
Different types of Testes swelling
Different types of Testes swelling
Published: 2016/07/08
Channel: Dr Praveen Choudhary
What is NOT Testicular Cancer?
What is NOT Testicular Cancer?
Published: 2013/08/07
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A Big Epididymal Cyst (Spermatocele) Removal Surgery
A Big Epididymal Cyst (Spermatocele) Removal Surgery
Published: 2016/02/27
Channel: Dr Praveen Choudhary
I FOUND A LUMP | TheLowDown
I FOUND A LUMP | TheLowDown
Published: 2016/11/14
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Epididymal cyst
Epididymal cyst
Published: 2017/07/03
Channel: Dr Praveen Choudhary
Spermatocele
Spermatocele
Published: 2014/03/26
Channel: Dr Praveen Choudhary
Do Testicular Cysts Go Away On Their Own?
Do Testicular Cysts Go Away On Their Own?
Published: 2017/08/15
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Spermatocele (Medical Condition)
Spermatocele (Medical Condition)
Published: 2015/04/22
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CYST REMOVAL FROM EPIDIDYMIS TESTIS
CYST REMOVAL FROM EPIDIDYMIS TESTIS
Published: 2015/07/13
Channel: Roan Hatoki
Acute Epididymitis, its Quick Cure
Acute Epididymitis, its Quick Cure
Published: 2013/01/16
Channel: Richards Lyon MD
Dr. Marc Goldstein: Microsurgical Management of Spermatocele
Dr. Marc Goldstein: Microsurgical Management of Spermatocele
Published: 2012/06/18
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Large Spermatocele Ultrasound
Large Spermatocele Ultrasound
Published: 2016/12/27
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Symptoms And Treatments Of Testicular Cancer - Manipal Hospital
Symptoms And Treatments Of Testicular Cancer - Manipal Hospital
Published: 2015/05/20
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QA Spermatocele and Skin Tag
QA Spermatocele and Skin Tag
Published: 2014/12/08
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How To Diagnose Epididymitis By Yourself
How To Diagnose Epididymitis By Yourself
Published: 2016/10/11
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Difference Between Testicular Cancer and Cyst Scrotal Cyst
Difference Between Testicular Cancer and Cyst Scrotal Cyst
Published: 2016/08/14
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Causes, symptoms and management of Epididymitis - Dr. Teena S Thomas
Causes, symptoms and management of Epididymitis - Dr. Teena S Thomas
Published: 2016/07/21
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How to Pronounce Spermatocele
How to Pronounce Spermatocele
Published: 2013/11/14
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Spermatocele Sonography
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Published: 2017/07/18
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BILATERMAL RETE TESTIS MASS with RT SPERMATOCELE
BILATERMAL RETE TESTIS MASS with RT SPERMATOCELE
Published: 2015/03/14
Channel: Tahir Ultrasound Center
A big Hydrocele
A big Hydrocele
Published: 2015/12/28
Channel: Dr Praveen Choudhary
Epidedymal Cyst Removal by Dr Praveen Choudhary
Epidedymal Cyst Removal by Dr Praveen Choudhary
Published: 2014/02/20
Channel: Dr Praveen Choudhary
Epididymal Cyst Operation(Excision)
Epididymal Cyst Operation(Excision)
Published: 2017/02/11
Channel: Sukumar Maiti
Artificial Spermatocele Treatment in Male or Female? and Placement of Penile Implants : TV5 Newsws
Artificial Spermatocele Treatment in Male or Female? and Placement of Penile Implants : TV5 Newsws
Published: 2015/02/03
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Published: 2011/10/30
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EPIDIDYMAL CYST- Scrotal Swellings
EPIDIDYMAL CYST- Scrotal Swellings
Published: 2016/01/02
Channel: Surgical Educator
Help I have a lump on my ball, or my testicle doesn
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Published: 2010/06/17
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Epididymal Cyst ¦ Treatment and Symptoms
Epididymal Cyst ¦ Treatment and Symptoms
Published: 2013/03/05
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Medical vocabulary: What does Spermatocele mean
Medical vocabulary: What does Spermatocele mean
Published: 2016/01/18
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How to manage Epididymitis? - Dr. Teena S Thomas
How to manage Epididymitis? - Dr. Teena S Thomas
Published: 2016/07/14
Channel: Doctors' Circle - Ask Doctors. Free Video Answers.
Causes of testicular lump and role of antibiotics in its treatment - Dr. Teena S Thomas
Causes of testicular lump and role of antibiotics in its treatment - Dr. Teena S Thomas
Published: 2016/07/21
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Excision Of Epididimal Cyst   Scrotal Exploration   YouTube
Excision Of Epididimal Cyst Scrotal Exploration YouTube
Published: 2013/11/13
Channel: urology.expert
Scrotal Lump
Scrotal Lump
Published: 2015/03/25
Channel: Southern Derbyshire CCG
Epididymitis seen during surgery
Epididymitis seen during surgery
Published: 2015/10/04
Channel: Dr Praveen Choudhary
What to expect from a testicular medical examination -
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Published: 2014/08/03
Channel: Alistair Mcgee
Transillumination Test For Hydrocele
Transillumination Test For Hydrocele
Published: 2011/12/15
Channel: Dr. Vikram
How Do You Treat Epididymitis
How Do You Treat Epididymitis
Published: 2016/12/26
Channel: Judy Mayer
How to Pronounce Spermatocele
How to Pronounce Spermatocele
Published: 2016/12/05
Channel: Dictionary Voice
Ultrasound video- Hydrocele and epididymal cyst
Ultrasound video- Hydrocele and epididymal cyst
Published: 2011/09/19
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Epididymitis Herbal Treatment
Epididymitis Herbal Treatment
Published: 2017/01/17
Channel: Judy Mayer
How to treat Epididymitis with watery ejaculatory fluid? - Dr. Ravish I R
How to treat Epididymitis with watery ejaculatory fluid? - Dr. Ravish I R
Published: 2016/09/30
Channel: Doctors' Circle - Ask Doctors. Free Video Answers.
Hydrocele & Varicocele
Hydrocele & Varicocele
Published: 2017/03/05
Channel: Vicky Stone-Gale
Percutaneous Epididymal Sperm Aspiration - Short Version
Percutaneous Epididymal Sperm Aspiration - Short Version
Published: 2011/10/10
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hemorrhagic epididymal cyst
hemorrhagic epididymal cyst
Published: 2012/09/14
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Spermatocele
Spermatocele.JPG
Ultrasound of a testicle (grey) and a spermatocele (black).
Classification and external resources
Specialty urology
ICD-10 N43.4
ICD-9-CM 608.1
DiseasesDB 31243
MeSH D013088

Spermatocele (/spɜːrˈmætəsl/[1][2]) is a retention cyst of a tubule of the rete testis or the head of the epididymis distended with barely watery fluid that contains spermatozoa. Spermatoceles are the most common cystic condition encountered within the scrotum.[citation needed] They vary in size from several millimeters to many centimeters. Spermatoceles are generally not painful. However, some men may experience discomfort from larger spermatoceles. They are harmless.[citation needed]

Causes[edit]

Spermatoceles can originate as diverticulum from the tubules found in the head of the epididymis. Sperm formation gradually causes the diverticulum to increase in size, causing a spermatocele. They are due to continuity between the epididymis and tunica vaginalis.

They are also believed to result from epididymitis, physical trauma, or vasectomy. Scarring of any part of the epididymis can cause it to become obstructed and in turn form a spermatocele.

Diagnosis[edit]

Micrograph of a spermatocele. The characteristic sperm are present (black dots - left of image). H&E stain.

Spermatoceles can be discovered as incidental scrotal masses found on physical examination by a physician. They may also be discovered by self-inspection of the scrotum and testicles.

Finding a painless, cystic mass at the head of the epididymis, that transilluminates and can be clearly differentiated from the testicle, is generally sufficient. If uncertainty exists, ultrasonography of the scrotum can confirm if it is spermatocele.

If an individual finds what he suspects to be a spermatocele, he is advised to consult a urologist.

Treatment[edit]

Small cysts are best left alone, as are larger cysts that are an asymptomatic condition. Only when the cysts are causing discomfort and are enlarging in size, or the patient wants the spermatocele removed, should a spermatocelectomy be considered. Pain may persist even after removal.

Spermatocelectomy can be performed on an outpatient basis, with the use of local or general anesthesia.

A spermatocelectomy will not improve fertility.

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