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Testis: The testes are two small ovoid glands, male gonads, which like in the scrotum. These glands are not developed within the scrotal sac, but descend from the abdominal cavity during fetal development. A thick fibrous capsule (tunica albuginea) encases each testis, extensions of which (septa) partition the interior into lobules. The primary function of the testes are: production of male reproductive cells and secretion of hormones, mainly testosterone. The regional lymph nodes are: paracaval, aortic (para-, peri-, lateral), external iliac (intrapelvic)

Alternate Names
Testicle
Primary Site
C62_ Testis
Abstractor Notes
The most common testicular tumors are 1. Seminoma 2. Teratocarcinoma 3. Embryonal carcinoma 4. Choriocarcinoma