Flashcards in Testis Excretory Duct Histology Deck (17):
What are the very short tubules that connect seminiferous tubules to the Rete testis?
Tubuli recti (straight tubules)
What is the epithelium like in the tubuli recti?
What is the epithelium like in the rete testis?
Where is the rete testis located in the testicle?
What are the tubules that connect the mediastinum to the epididymis?
How are the efferent ductules structured?
Conical spiral with apex toward mediastinum
What does the epithelium in efferent ductules look like?
Tall cells (ciliated)
With alternating short cells (microvilli)
What is the role of the short cells in the efferent ductules?
Resorb fluid from testis
Which structure receives the contents of the efferent ductules?
What is the epithelium like in the epididymis?
Pseudostratified columnar with stereocilia
Where in the epididymis are most sperm seen in cross section?
Tail of epididymis
What tissue surrounds the tubules in the epididymis?
Where does the epididymis empty?
What is the structure of the mucosa in the vas deferens?
Pseudostratified columnar epithelium with sterocilia
Fibroelastic lamina propria
What surrounds the mucosa in the vas deferens?
Three distinct layers of smooth muscle
What are the three muscular layers of the vas deferens?