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Archivos Españoles de Urología (Ed. impresa)

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RODRIGUEZ GARCIA, Nuria et al. Testicular microlithiasis. Arch. Esp. Urol. [online]. 2006, vol.59, n.1, pp.78-81. ISSN 0004-0614.

Objectives: Testicular microlithiasis,characterized by the existence of microscopic calcifications within the seminiferous tubules, is rare, generally anincidental finding during a scrotal ultrasound. Methods: We report the case of a 45-year-old male without risk factors for the development of a germ celltesticular tumor with the diagnosis of bilateral testicularmicrolithiasis. Results: The patient was followed yearly with testicular ultrasound, without evidence of germ cell tumor over a four-year follow-up period. Conclusions: Although the clinical significance oftesticular microlithiasis is under debate due to the various controversies found in the literature about its association or not with testicular tumors, as well as the various protocols for initial management and adequate intervals for follow-up, it seems reasonable to perform an ultrasound yearly independently of the existence or not of associated risk factors.

Keywords : Testicular microlithiasis.

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