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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The left and right testicles have differing lymphatic drainage. About Blog Go ad-free. Articles Cases Courses Quiz. Testicular microlithiasis an ultrasound dilemma: The most common criterion for diagnosis is that of five microcalcifications in one testicle, although definitions have varied in the past.

Loading Stack – 0 images remaining. There is no cure or treatment for testicular microlithiasis, however, teeticular may be monitored via ultrasound to make sure that other conditions do not develop.

The prevalence of TM ranges from 0.

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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. Log in Sign up. 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 The last evaluation was at 17 years of age: In the majority of cases testicular microlithiasis is bilateral.


Testicular microlithiasis is seen in up to 0.

Testicular microlithiasis

Check for errors and try again. 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 per se is asymptomatic and is usually found incidentally when the scrotal content is examined with ultrasound, or found in association with symptomatic conditions.

A relationship with testicular tumours, in particular germ cell tumours GCT is controversial.

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The management of patients with incidentally discovered TM, particularly the need of ultrasound surveillance is uncertain. Genetic disordermembrane: Cooper et al observed the association between testicular tumor and TM only after puberty so they recommend not to start screening until adolescence 2. Mild right hydrocele was detected.

Classic testicular microlithiasis is defined as five or more echogenic foci per view in either or both testes, and limited testicular microlithiasis defined as one or more echogenic foci that do not satisfy the tseticular for classic testicular microlithiasis.


He was clinically euthyroid, without goiter, and showed prepubertal Tanner stages, G1 PH1. However, a large meta-analysis has shown that in individuals with associated risk factors for testicular germ cell tumorthe increase in risk of concurrent diagnosis of testicular germ cell tumor, or testicular carcinoma-in-situ upon biopsy is approximately eight to ten-fold.

Large-scale prospective studies and long-term follow-up of pediatric patients with TM are needed to define the risk of testicular tumor in those patients with and without associated risk factors. Radiol ; 3: Support Radiopaedia and see fewer ads.

As such, screening is unlikely to be beneficial 1. These foci occur within the testicular parenchyma and although usually distributed uniformly, may be distributed peripherally or segmentally 2.

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Case 6 Case 6. Articles Cases Courses Quiz. Some reports suggest that it may present in up to 5.

Case 2 Case 2. Ultrasound demonstration of testicular microlithiasis in pediatric patients: