The seminiferous tubules show only Sertoli cells. The tubular basement membrane is thickened. This was a case of splenogonadal fusion, discontinuous type (gonad is fused with an accessory spleen which has no connection to the native spleen). A teratogenic insult between 5th and 8th week of gestation (a time when normal development of spleen, gonads, and limb buds is taking place) is thought to be the cause of Splenogonadal fusion.
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