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Revista chilena de anatomía

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BEU, Célia C. L; STEFANINI, Maíra. A.; FRANCIA-FARJE, Luis A. D.  and  ORSI, Antonio M.. ESTUDIO HISTOQUIMICO DE LA RED TESTICULAR DEL CONEJILLO DE INDIAS Cavia porcellusHISTOCHEMICAL STUDY OF THE RETE TESTIS OF GUINEA PIG  Cavia porcellus. Rev. chil. anat. [online]. 1999, vol.17, n.1, pp.67-73. ISSN 0716-9868.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0716-98681999000100010.

SUMMARY: The observations of the rete testis (RT) of the guinea pig at light microscopy and SEM studies showed that the RT is cavitary, axial and labirynthich and the epithelial lining is found by cubic, pavimentous and cilyndric cells. Structures like epithelial chordae are noticed and give aspect of cordonal segments, named chordae retis. Also, can be seen an extratesticular segment, named rete extratesticular (RET). Segments of the RT "rich in glycogen" have been observed in the guinea pig, whose possible role may be related to metabolic activities in straight tubules and RT or with production and release of seminal frutose.

Keywords : Rete testis; Guinea pig; Histophysiology; Morphology.

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