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Lobules of Testis (Medial Part; Left)
Urogenital System

Lobules of Testis (Medial Part; Left)

Lobuli testis

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Structure/Morphology

Each testis has approximately 250 lobules separated by septa (Standring, 2016). The lobules are conical in shape, with the base oriented near the circumference of the testis and the apex directed towards the mediastinum.

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Key Features/ Anatomical Relations

The lobules consist of one to four seminiferous tubules and interstitial tissue (consisting of blood vessels, nerves, Leydig cells, and macrophages).

Function

The lobules serve as the location for seminiferous tubules (which are responsible for the production of sperm) and Leydig cells (which are responsible for the production of testosterone).

References

Standring, S. (2016) Gray's Anatomy: The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice. Gray's Anatomy Series 41 edn.: Elsevier Limited.

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