45. Chronic epididymitis. Hydrokele. Atrophia of the testes.

Organ: Epididymis, testis

Description:

The testis is atrophied. There is fluid between the parietal and visceral layers of the tunica vaginalis, called hydrocele. The epididymis is inflamed, showing small greyish discolorations.

Diagnosis: Chronic epididymitis, testicular atrophy and hydrocele

Causes:

  • Chronic epididymitis
    • STDs
    • Tuberculosis
    • Sarcoidosis
  • Testicular atrophy
    • Atherosclerotic ischaemia
    • Recurrent trauma
    • Cirrhosis
    • Anabolic steroid abuse
    • Recurring inflammation
  • Hydrocele
    • Inflammation
    • Heart failure
    • Cirrhosis
    • Trauma
    • Torsion

Theory:

While small greyish discolorations are typically characteristic for chronic epididymitis these discolorations are not really visible on this preparation due to the formalin.

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