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The Reproductive System

  • S. H. Aharinejad
  • A. Lametschwandtner

Abstract

Numerous studies have been performed on the fine structure of the male gonads in mammals, using light- and transmission electron microscopy [1–8]. The lymph drainage of testes has been dealt with in light microscopic studies for years [9–11]. Using angiography in human autopsy material, Schradt et al. [12] found that the testicular artery issues one or two major branches to the upper and lower pole of the epididymis. The proprial testis artery splits into two or four branches perforating the tunica albuginea at the mediastinum testis. The branches then run to the ventral margin of the testis between the tunica albuginea and the testicular parenchyma. The testicular parenchyma is supplied by 10–12 arteries which centripetally branch off the tunica albuginea in cascades and then run through the interstitial fibrous tissue of the testis. Before reaching the rete testis, these centripetal arteries divide into multiple short and thin arteries which turn as recurrent rami away from the hilum to ramify in the parenchyma.

Keywords

Seminiferous Tubule Tunica Albuginea Testicular Artery Terminal Villus Pampiniform Plexus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. H. Aharinejad
    • 1
  • A. Lametschwandtner
    • 2
  1. 1.First Department of AnatomyUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria
  2. 2.Department of Experimental ZoologyUniversity of SalzburgSalzburgAustria

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