The development of the testicle in children is a continuous process, which goes on after birth until puberty. The diameter of the seminiferous tubule increases steadily until the 12th year (Fig. 14). Only with the appearance of the lumen does a sudden rapid increase in diameter take place.


Sertoli Cell Leydig Cell Rough Endoplasmic Reticulum Seminiferous Tubule Lamellar Body 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin-Heidelberg 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Faruk Hadžiselimović
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  1. 1.Basler KinderspitalBasleSwitzerland

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