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We evaluated the live weight (LW), morphological and testicular measures and their correlations in 31 Mediterranean buffaloes at three ages. PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Anecdotal reports of men developing testicular cancer after previous identification of microcalcifications on ultrasound generated. Revisamos la patología escrotal agrupada semiológicamente incluyendo lesiones con calcio (escrotolitos, calcificación de la albugínea, microlitiasis testicular.

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Testicular microlithiasis – Wikipedia

Case 3 Case 3. Metastases from testicular calcificacin most commonly occur to the lymphatic system followed by lung, liver and bone, and other visceral sites. A relationship with testicular tumours, in particular germ cell tumours GCT is controversial. The cause is unknown, but this condition has been associated with testicular cancer in a small group of individuals, cryptorchidismmumpsinfertility and intraepithelial germ cell neoplasia.

Thank you for updating your details. Both epididymides appeared normal. Tdsticular microlithiasis TM is a relatively common condition that represents the deposition of multiple tiny calcifications throughout both testes.

A recent review in Nature Reviews Urology has comprehensively evaluated these topics.

Recently published guidelines from the European Association of Urology do not recommend surveillance ultrasound, testicular biopsy, routine use of tumor serum markers or CT scans for patients with isolated TM without associated risk factors, but do recommend regular self-examination 5. The baby remained hospitalized for 45 days in the neonatal unit because of meconium aspiration and respiratory distress syndrome.


Case Report The boy was born full-term with adequate birth weight for gestational age Weight: Articles Cases Courses Quiz.

Retrieved March 16, Unable to process the form. Some reports suggest that it may present in up to 5. Case 5 Case 5. Because of the existence of hydrocele, a testicular ultrasound was requested. The most common criterion for diagnosis is that of five microcalcifications in one testicle, although definitions have varied in the past.

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In the majority of cases testicular microlithiasis is bilateral. The etiology of these calcifications is still unknown. BJU Int ; 99 1: The left and right testicles have differing lymphatic drainage. About Blog Go ad-free. There is no consensus on the screening of pediatric patients with TM.

Ultrasound is the modality of choice for examining the testes. There is extensive controversy over whether testicular microlithiasis in individuals with testicular germ cell tumor, or risk factors for such, should undergo testicular biopsy to exclude the presence of testicular carcinoma-in-situ, also known as intratubular germ cell neoplasia of unclassified type. Case 2 Case 2. The prevalence of TM ranges from 0.

How worrisome is testicular microlithiasis?

There is no cure or treatment for testicular microlithiasis, however, patients may be monitored via ultrasound to make sure that other conditions do not develop. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Testicular microlithiasis is seen in up to 0. Additionally, whether testiculaar presence of testicular microlithiasis should influence decision for adjuvant chemotherapy or surveillance in individuals with testicular germ cell tumor remains unclear.


He was clinically euthyroid, without goiter, and showed prepubertal Tanner stages, G1 PH1. However the available information is not sufficient to propose guidelines for the management of these patients.

The demographics of affected individuals depends on the age of the histology of the tumor. Genetic disordermembrane: Down syndrome, Klinefelter syndrome, Peutz Jeghers and other clinical conditions including cryptorchidism and testicular dysgenesis syndrome Guidelines on male infertility.

At the age of 4. Ultrasound demonstration of testicular microlithiasis in pediatric patients: However, presence of multiple bilateral microcalcifications scattered throughout the testicular parenchyma was observed.

The clinical relevance of the finding of TM lies in its association with coexisting testicular neoplasm, although the strength of the association and the evidence for related links between these conditions remain controversial In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Some publications advise routine self-examination rather than sonographic surveillance 5 while others recommend annual ultrasound follow up when it is accompanied by other premalignant factors 6.

The management of patients with incidentally discovered TM, particularly the need of ultrasound surveillance is uncertain. J Clin Ultrasound; European Association of Urology. There are limited data on prospective follow-up of patients with TM. It testiculra an asymptomatic, non-progressive disease.

Articles Cases Courses Quiz. Cooper et al observed the association between testicular tumor and TM only after puberty so they recommend not to start screening until adolescence 2.