testicular microlithiasis


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testicular microlithiasis

Microlithiasis within the testicles. Although rarely identified during ultrasound examinations of the testes, this condition is clinically important, because it is often associated with testicular cancer.
See also: microlithiasis
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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.
Of the 137 patients with testicular microlithiasis, 8 (5.8%) patients later developed testicular malignancy.
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."
In our study testicular microlithiasis have incidence of 6% with 4% cases had bilateral testicular microlithiasis with associated teratocarcinoma on 1% case.
Although testicular microlithiasis is relatively rare, it is historically associated with testicular cancer.
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