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Rete Testis
Urogenital System

Rete Testis

Rete testis

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Key Features/ Anatomical Relations

The rete testis is thin interconnected network of tubules within the mediastinum testis.


The rete testis coalesces to form seven to fifteen efferent ductules, which carry immature sperm into the head of the epididymis (Standring, 2016).


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

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The rete testis is a net of small channels, lined by one layer of cuboidal epithelium, connecting the seminiferous and the efferent tubuli in the mediastinum of the testicle.

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