Human epididymis: structural pattern, total length and inner surface area
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Article Type: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE
AuthorsKalanghot P. Skandhan, Ashutosh Soni, Anantkumar Joshi, Kalanghot P.S. Avni, Bansi Dhar Gupta
The organ epididymis is secured the name considering it functioned as an appendix to the testis; earlier testis was called as didymi. Regarding the length of human epididymis, several values are attributed by different authors. The present study was aimed to find out the pattern, total length and inner surface area of human epididymis.
The study was conducted by employing microsurgical procedures on five testes from unclaimed human dead bodies.
Caput was formed by few tubes interconnecting at three levels. These tubes led to corpus, which in turn was having more number of tubes interconnecting at different levels. Tubules were many looking like a mesh. United tubes of corpus form the single tube to form cauda. Epididymis length was 30.48 cm. Inner surface area was 818.16 mm2.
Reported values of others seem to be a modified version from that of animals. Authors believe that organic revolutionary changes in man led to a reduction in the length of epididymis.
- • Accepted on 09/03/2017
- • Available online on 24/05/2017
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- Skandhan, Kalanghot P. [PubMed] [Google Scholar] 1, * Corresponding Author (email@example.com)
- Soni, Ashutosh [PubMed] [Google Scholar] 2
- Joshi, Anantkumar [PubMed] [Google Scholar] 3
- Avni, Kalanghot P.S. [PubMed] [Google Scholar] 4
- Gupta, Bansi Dhar [PubMed] [Google Scholar] 5
Department of Physiology, Shri M.P. Shah Medical College, Jamnagar, Gujarat - India
Department of Plastic Surgery, Shri M.P. Shah Medical College, Jamnagar, Gujarat - India
Junagadh Agriculture University, Junagadh, Gujarat - India
Department of Radiology, Malabar Institute of Medical Sciences, Kottakkal, Kerala - India
Department of Forensic Medicine, Shri M.P. Shah Medical College, Jamnagar, Gujarat - India