Anatomy of the Male Reproductive System

  • Klaus Steger
  • Wolfgang Weidner
Part of the Springer Specialist Surgery Series book series (SPECIALIST)


Male mammals have two testicles, which are components of both the reproductive and the endocrine system. Therefore, the two main functions of the testicles are producing sperm (approximately one million per hour) and male sex hormones (e.g., testosterone) (Fig. 4.1).


Sertoli Cell Seminiferous Tubule Spermatic Cord Round Spermatid Seminiferous Epithelium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Klaus Steger
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Weidner
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Urology and Pediatric UrologyJustus Liebig UniversityGiessenGermany
  2. 2.Department of Urology, Pediatric Urology and AndrologyUniversity Hospital Giessen and Marburg GmbHGiessenGermany

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