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Testicular microlithiasis

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By Faye Kehler Family Physician and GP Anesthetist since 1987 interested in all aspects of Medicine
William D Middleton, Sharlene A Teefey, Cynthia S Santillan
PURPOSE: To evaluate testicular microlithiasis (TM) prospectively with modern state-of-the-art equipment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Information concerning indication for examination, presence and degree of TM, presence of testicular tumor, and patient age was prospectively recorded for all patients referred for scrotal ultrasonography between 1996 and 1999. High-frequency linear transducers (7.5 MHz or higher) were used. TM was divided into classic (CTM) and limited (LTM) on the basis of the presence of five or more microliths on one or more images of the testes...
August 2002: Radiology
Howard T Heller, Matthew C Oliff, Peter M Doubilet, Michael P O'Leary, Carol B Benson
PURPOSE: To assess the prevalence of testicular microlithiasis and its association with primary testicular neoplasm. METHODS: Evaluated were 6,002 patients undergoing scrotal ultrasound at our institution. Data recorded included age, ultrasound date, presence of microlithiasis, presence of testicular mass on ultrasound, and pathologic diagnosis for those who had subsequent orchiectomy. RESULTS: Four hundred fifty-six of 6,002 patients (7.6%) demonstrated testicular microlithiasis...
September 2014: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
K V Patel, S Navaratne, E Bartlett, J L Clarke, G H Muir, M E Sellars, P S Sidhu
PURPOSE: Increased prevalence of germ cell tumour (GCT) is seen with testicular microlithiasis (TM) suggesting TM is a premalignant condition with US surveillance advocated. We present a cohort of patients with TM followed up in a single centre and deliberate on the value of US surveillance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of subjects with underlying US diagnosis of TM between 1998 and 2012. One-yearly US follow-up was offered to all patients with TM and a database maintained...
February 2016: Ultraschall in der Medizin
Jonathan Richenberg, Jane Belfield, Parvati Ramchandani, Laurence Rocher, Simon Freeman, Athina C Tsili, Faye Cuthbert, Michal Studniarek, Michele Bertolotto, Ahmet Tuncay Turgut, Vikram Dogra, Lorenzo E Derchi
OBJECTIVES: The subcommittee on scrotal imaging, appointed by the board of the European Society of Urogenital Radiology (ESUR), have produced guidelines on imaging and follow-up in testicular microlithiasis (TML). METHODS: The authors and a superintendent university librarian independently performed a computer-assisted literature search of medical databases: MEDLINE and EMBASE. A further parallel literature search was made for the genetic conditions Klinefelter's syndrome and McCune-Albright syndrome...
February 2015: European Radiology
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