A 21-year-old male asked:
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this is a very specific question about testicles but is the top part (the part attached to sperm cords and epididymis)supposed to be slightly larger?

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Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some ...: The shape of epididymis usually resembles the figure of scribbling a low-case "r" with its head (globus majora) bigger at the the top of testis and its tapering body (shaft) and tail (globus minor) looped together with the curved part of vas deferens to hug onto the posterior superior aspect of corresponding testis. The epididymis is about 2.5 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm, yet with wide anatomical variation.
Answered on Mar 1, 2015
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Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin commented
50 years experience Urology
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This schematic drawing denotes globus major (head) with # 2 & 3, shaft (body) with 4, globus minor (tail) with 5 & 6. The hugging attachment of epididymis onto the testis is just like what depicted here, but some looseness and even detachment may occasionally occur as anatomical variation. Besides, the structure denoted as #7 is usually confluent with the epididymis. Ask urologist for detail....
Mar 1, 2015

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