Paper Information

Journal:   IRANIAN JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY   December 2003 , Volume 1 , Number 3-4; Page(s) 137 To 140.
 
Paper: 

TESTICULAR MICROLITHIASIS: IS IT A PRE-CANCEROUS STATE?

 
 
Author(s):  SOROOSH Z.*, GHAANATI H., AYATI M.
 
* Imaging Department, Mehr General Hospital, Tehran, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background: Testicular microlithiasis (TM) is an uncommon condition characterized by calcium deposits in the lumina of semineferous tubules. These intratesticular calcifications appear as bright 2-3-mm echogenic foci on testicular ultrasound. Cumulated experience points to an association between TM, intratubular germ cell neoplasia and other testicular tumors.
Objective: To assess the prevalence of TM revealed on sonography in referred population and its association with the concurrent testicular tumors.
Patients and Method: Over a 129-month period (August 1991–May 2002), 2165 high resolution (7.5 MHz) scrotal sonographies were performed in the Imaging Department of Mehr Hospital, a referral center in Tehran. Cases of testicular tumor and TM were selected. The diagnosis and histologic typing of tumors were made by histopathologic studies.
Results: A total of 15 cases of TM were discovered, giving a prevalence of 0.7%. Concurrent TM and testicular neoplasia were detected in four patients (27% cases of TM).
Conclusion: It is strongly suggested to follow those with TM with physical examination and ultrasonography at least annually and to encourage self-examination.

 
Keyword(s): TESTICULAR NEOPLASMS, ULTRASOUND, CALCULI
 
References: 
  • ندارد
 
  pdf-File tarjomyar Yearly Visit 84
 
Latest on Blog
Enter SID Blog