Unit

UNIT 16.3 Histopathology of the Male Reproductive System I: Techniques

  1. Dianne M. Creasy

Published Online: 1 AUG 2002

DOI: 10.1002/0471140856.tx1603s12

Current Protocols in Toxicology

Current Protocols in Toxicology

How to Cite

Creasy, D. M. 2002. Histopathology of the Male Reproductive System I: Techniques. Current Protocols in Toxicology. 12:16.3:16.3.1–16.3.18.

Author Information

  1. Huntingdon Life Sciences, East Millstone, New Jersey

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 AUG 2002
  2. Published Print: MAY 2002

Abstract

Histopathology of the Male Reproductive System: Techniques (Diane Creasy, Huntingdon Life Sciences, East Millstone, New Jersey). Fixation and sampling of the male reproductive system for routine histopathological examination requires special procedures including the use of nonroutine fixatives and nonroutine stains. High-resolution light microscopy and electron microscopy require additional specialized techniques including perfusion fixation and plastic embedding. Aspects of comparative anatomy are also important for ensuring that specific structures within the reproductive tract are sampled adequately in various species. This unit provides methodology and guidance on what structures to sample and how to fix and prepare tissues from the male reproductive tract for routine and special investigations.