microlithiasis

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microlithiasis

[¦mī·krō·li′thī·ə·səs]
(medicine)
The presence of numerous microliths.
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How worrisome is testicular microlithiasis? Curr Opin Urol.
But it remains unclear what the optimum follow-up care is for patients with testicular microlithiasis, which is characterized at sonography by multiple micro-calcifications in the testes.
"Follow-up may be needed [for] patients with classic testicular microlithiasis and other risk factors," said Ms.
"We think the most prudent use of resources for early detection of malignancy would be that all patients with classic testicular microlithiasis perform testicular self-examinations and follow-up be limited to a subgroup of patients with classic testicular microlithiasis and other risk factors," the researchers wrote in their abstract.
The prevalence of testicular microlithiasis is believed to range from 0.6% to 9%.
Testicular microlithiasis was noted in one case (16.6%) of testicular tumour.
Testicular microlithiasis is an abnormality of uncertain etiology that is characterized pathologically by the accumulation of smooth round lamellated bodies within the seminiferous tubules.
Testicular microlithiasis (TM) is defined as multiple (>5) echogenic nonshadowing 2- to 3-mm foci randomly scattered throughout the testicular parenchyma (Figure 13).
In two cases there were multiple echoreflective structures scattered throughout testicular parenchyma suggestive of testicular microlithiasis, but there was an evidence of malignant lesion on scanning in one case, so we advised followup.