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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Comments Testicular microlithiasis TM is characterized by the presence of small mmnon-shadowing, echogenic calcifications within the testicular parenchyma. A recent review in Nature Reviews Urology has comprehensively evaluated these topics. The right testicle primary drains via the aortocaval nodes. Log in Sign up.

There testicukar no cure or treatment for testicular microlithiasis, however, patients may be monitored via ultrasound to make sure that other conditions do not develop.

How worrisome is testicular microlithiasis?

The left and right testicles have differing lymphatic drainage. Testicular microlithiasis is in itself asymptomatic and benign. Cooper et al observed the association between testicular tumor and TM only after puberty so they recommend not to start screening until adolescence 2.

Microlithiasis of the testes Testicular microlithiasis TM. Testicular microlithiasis TM is a relatively common condition that represents the deposition of multiple tiny calcifications throughout both testes. Support Radiopaedia and see fewer ads. 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 criteria for classic testicular microlithiasis.


Case 3 Case 3. The risk of testicular tumor in the presence of TM or developed during follow-up in pediatric patients also appears to be greater in the presence of co-occurring risk factors for the development of this neoplasm, and it has been proposed that TM colud be a confounding factor 6.

Thank you for updating your details. European Urology ; Prevalence and association with primary testicular neoplasm. Edit article Share article View revision history. The microcalcifications are likely a marker of tubular degeneration, but not a risk factor for tubular degeneration This page was last edited on 13 Novemberat The management of patients with incidentally discovered TM, particularly the need of ultrasound surveillance is uncertain.

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. Ultrasound demonstration of testicular microlithiasis in pediatric patients: Support Radiopaedia and see fewer ads.

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.

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. 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.


Ultrasound is the modality of choice for examining the testes. Some reports suggest that it may present in up to 5. Testicle disorders Medical terminology Men’s health. Young patients with TM are also more likely to present simultaneous testicular cancer, however the observational studies lack the statistical power needed to demonstrate the association 6.

It is also unclear whether early detection confers any benefit over self-exam. Articles Cases Courses Quiz.

Unable to process the form. The most common criterion for diagnosis is that of five microcalcifications in one testicle, although definitions have varied in the past. There was no change in the ultrasound aspect of calvificacion testes during follow-up. Testicular ultrasound see image of the left testis in the scrotum detected a gonad with normal size and shape.

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Loading Stack – 0 images remaining. Thank you for updating your details. The demographics of affected individuals depends on the age of testcular histology of the tumor. Log in Sign up. BJU Int ; 99 1: Microlithiasis appears as small non-shadowing hyperechoic foci ranging in diameter from mm.

Case Report The boy was born full-term with adequate birth weight for gestational age Weight: You can also scroll through stacks with your mouse wheel or the keyboard arrow keys. Guidelines on male infertility.

Case 6 Case 6. It is an asymptomatic, non-progressive disease.