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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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It is interesting to note that among the germ cell tumours there is also stratification according to age, with some tumours being more common in some age groups than others:.

Testicular microlithiasis | Radiology Reference Article |

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. As sequel of the neonatal period the baby developed microcephaly secondary to ischemic-hypoxic encephalopathy, left hemi-paresis and spastic para-paresis and convulsive syndrome CT: Both epididymides appeared normal.

Support Radiopaedia and see fewer ads. Case 2 Case 2. Case 4 Case 4. Ultrasound is the modality of choice for examining the testes.

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. In the majority of cases testicular microlithiasis is bilateral. The study revealed that both scrotal testes were heterogeneous due to the presence of multiple echogenic spots compatible with diffuse testicular microcalcifications. Microlithiasis of the testes Testicular calcificavion TM.


Testicular microlithiasis

Because of the existence of hydrocele, a testicular ultrasound was requested. 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. Guidelines on male infertility.

Unable to process the form. However, presence of multiple bilateral microcalcifications scattered throughout the testicular parenchyma was observed. Comments Testicular microlithiasis TM is characterized by the presence of small mmnon-shadowing, echogenic calcifications within the testicular parenchyma. Support Radiopaedia and see fewer ads. The right testicle primary drains via the aortocaval nodes. Microlithiasis appears as small non-shadowing hyperechoic foci ranging in diameter from mm.

As such, screening is unlikely to be beneficial 1. Log in Sign up. Testicular microlithiasis is seen in up to 0.

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It is an asymptomatic, non-progressive disease. The management of patients with incidentally discovered TM, particularly the need of ultrasound surveillance is uncertain. About Blog Go ad-free.

However the available information is not sufficient to propose guidelines for the management of these patients. 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.


Classic forms are diffusely distributed and more than 5 microliths are present on any single ultrasound image, but there are also focal and limited forms 1.

You can also scroll through stacks with your mouse wheel or the keyboard arrow keys. Possible causes 2 include: This page was last edited on 13 Novembertesticylar Retrieved from ” https: Cooper et al observed the association between testicular tumor and TM only after puberty so they recommend not to start screening until adolescence 2. Loading Stack – 0 images remaining.

How worrisome is testicular microlithiasis?

For men with risk factors for testicular germ cell tumor such as subfertility however, individualized discussion with their urologists is necessary. BJU Int ; 99 1: Log in Sign up. At the age of 4.

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