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The male reproductive system is composed of the

testes, genital ducts, accessory glands and penis.

The seminiferous tubule consists of fibrous tunica
propria and a seminiferous epithelium. The
seminiferous epithelium consists of two types of cells:
spermatogenic cells and supporting cells (Sertoli
cells ) .
The spermatogenic cells include spermatogonium,
primary spermatocyte, secondary spermatocyte,
spermatid and sperm.
Tunica
albuginea

Seminiferou
s tubule

Specimen NO.57 Testis HE stain, low magnification
spermatogoniu
m

Primary
spermatocyte

spermatid

Specimen NO. 57. Section of Testis. showing seminiferous tubule
spermatozoo
n
Sertoli cell

Specimen NO. 57. Seminiferous tubule of testis HE stain
Between the seminiferous tubule there are some
loose connective tissue which is called interstitial
tissue of testis. In the interstitial tissue of testis
there are some interstitial cells (Leydig cell )
which can secrete androgen.
Interstitia
l cells

① ①

Specimen NO. 57. Section of Testis.
① Seminiferous tubule HE stain,high magnification
Rete
testis

Connectiv
e tissue

Rete
testis
Specimen NO. 57. Rete testis of mediastinum HE stain
The epididymis consists of efferent ductulus and
ductus epididymis . The epithelium of efferent
ductulus consists of high columnar cells and lower
columnar cells. So the surface of the lumen is not
even.
The ductus epididymis is lined by pseudostratified
columner epithelium with stereocilia.
Specimen NO. 57. Section of epididymis. showing efferent ductule
stereocilia

Specimen NO. 57. Section of epididymis.showing ductus epididymis
Prostate.

The glandular epithelia vary from low cuboidal, high
columnar to pseudostratified columnar. In some
lumen you can see prostatic concretion.
① ③

Specimen NO. 59. Prostate gland HE stain, high magnification
①glandular epithelium ② lumen ③ prostatic concretion