microlithiasis


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microlithiasis

 [mi″kro-lĭ-thi´ah-sis]
the formation of minute concretions in an organ.
microlithiasis alveola´ris pulmo´num (pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis) a condition simulating pulmonary tuberculosis, with deposition of minute calculi in the alveoli of the lungs.

mi·cro·li·thi·a·sis

(mī'krō-li-thī'ă-sis),
The formation, presence, or discharge of minute concretions, or gravel, for example, testicular microlithiasis.

microlithiasis

/mi·cro·li·thi·a·sis/ (mi″kro-lĭ-thi´ah-sis) the formation of minute concretions in an organ.
microlithiasis alveola´ris pulmo´num , pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis deposition of minute, sandlike calculi in the pulmonary alveoli.

mi·cro·li·thi·a·sis

(mī'krō-li-thī'ă-sis)
The formation, presence, or discharge of minute concretions, or gravel.

microlithiasis

the formation of minute concretions in an organ.

microlithiasis alveolaris pulmonum
a rare condition in dogs of unknown etiology. There is deposition of minute calculi in the alveoli of the lungs and progressively compromised pulmonary function so that the affected dog shows dyspnea, cough and fatigue. Called also pulmonary calcinosis, and pumice-stone lung. Called also pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis.
pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis
see microlithiasis alveolaris pulmonum (above).
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The researchers divided those 137 patients into two groups: those with classic testicular microlithiasis, defined as having five or more calcifications per image, and those with limited testicular microlithiasis, defined as having fewer than five calcifications per image.
They also randomly selected a group of 137 patients who did not have testicular microlithiasis to serve as a control group.
Lam reported that all eight patients had presented with classic testicular microlithiasis.
Subset analysis of 30 patients with limited testicular microlithiasis who did not have a testicular cancer at the time of first ultrasound revealed that none developed subsequent testicular malignancies during an average follow-up of 19 months.
The researchers recommended "that all patients with classic testicular microlithiasis perform testicular self-examinations and follow-up be limited to a subgroup of patients with classic testicular microlithiasis and other risk factors.
Testicular microlithiasis is an abnormality of uncertain etiology that is characterized pathologically by the accumulation of smooth round lamellated bodies within the seminiferous tubules.
A study of the prevalence of microlithiasis in an asymptomatic screening population illustrated that TM occurs in approximately 5% of asymptomatic men.
There are 2 histologic subtypes of microlithiasis reported.
One series reported a 40-fold increase in CIS in men with bilateral TM microlithiasis compared with those patients without TM.
Interestingly, Peterson and coworkers refute the theory that microlithiasis is associated with subsequent development of cancer in an asymptomatic screening population.
Although testicular microlithiasis is relatively rare, it is historically associated with testicular cancer.
Sonographically detected testicular microlithiasis and testicular carcinoma.