Slide 14a.Atrophy of testis, Testis

A. Brief Descriptions

  1. Cause: senility , end stage of inflammatory orchitis , hormones imbalance, and physico-chemical effects.

B. Gross Findings

  1. Small in size and is firm in consistency owing to fibrotic changes.

C. Micro Findings

  1. The tubules show Sertoli cells but no spermatogenesis.

  2. Small & far apart of seminiferous tubules.

  3. Thickening of basement membrane.

D. Others:

  1. 病理組織重點:

    • Degeneration and disappearance of spermatogonial cells.

    • Prominent of interstitial cells (Leydig's cells) & fibrosis.

E. Reference

  1. Robbins Pathologic Basis of Disease, 6th ed.  P.1016.




Fig. 14a-1 (LP)




Fig. 14a-2 (LP)




Fig. 14a-3 (LP)




Fig. 14a-4 (LP)




Fig. 14a-5 (HP)