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epididymis

[ep-ih-DID-uh-mus] a tiny tube inside the scrotum that sits coiled on top of and behind each testicle. Sperm travel through these tubes after forming and are stored there until they mature. The tubes lead into the vas deferens. See also scrotum, sperm, testicles, vas deferens.

Other causes of testicular or scrotal symptoms

... Epididymitis is inflammation of the epididymis, the coiled tube next to each
testicle that stores sperm. ... Epididymal cyst/spermatocele. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/testicularcancer/moreinformation/doihavetesticularcancer/do-i-have-testicular-cancer-non-cancer-problems

Preserving fertility in men with cancer

... In epididymal sperm aspiration, a tiny opening is made in the epididymis (the
coiled tubes that sit on top of the testicle), and sperm are taken out ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/physicalsideeffects/sexualsideeffectsinmen/fertilityandmenwithcancer/fertility-and-men-with-cancer-preserving-fertility-in-men

Do I Have Testicular Cancer?

... Epididymitis is inflammation of the epididymis, the coiled tube next to each
testicle that stores sperm. ... Epididymal cyst/spermatocele ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003172-pdf.pdf

Fertility and Men With Cancer

... In epididymal sperm aspiration, a tiny opening is made in the epididymis (the
coiled tubes that sit on top of the testicle), and sperm are taken out ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/acspc-041228-pdf.pdf

What is testicular cancer?

... They are then stored in the epididymis, a small coiled tube behind
each testicle, where they mature. During ejaculation ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/testicularcancer/detailedguide/testicular-cancer-what-is-testicular-cancer

Signs and symptoms of testicular cancer

... Inflammation of the testicle (known as orchitis) and inflammation of the
epididymis (epididymitis) can cause swelling and pain of the testicle. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/testicularcancer/detailedguide/testicular-cancer-signs-and-symptoms

What is testicular cancer?

... Once they're made in the testicles, the sperm cells are stored in the epididymis,
a small coiled tube behind each testicle, where they mature. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/testicularcancer/overviewguide/testicular-cancer-overview-what-is-testicular-cancer

Testicular Cancer Overview

... Once they're made in the testicles, the sperm cells are stored in the epididymis,
a small coiled tube behind each testicle, where they mature. ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003079-pdf.pdf

Testicular Cancer

... Inflammation of the testicle (known as orchitis) and inflammation of the
epididymis (epididymitis) can cause swelling and pain of the testicle. ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003142-pdf.pdf