Testicular microlithiasis

Common Name(s)

Testicular microlithiasis

Testicular microlithiasis, the deposition of calcium phosphate microliths within the seminiferous tubules, has a population prevalence of 0.6 to 9% ({3:Kim et al., 2003}). {5:Middleton et al. (2002)} found that it was associated with a majority of primary testicular malignancies. {6:Miller and Sidhu (2002)} found that it was present in 1% of male idiopathic infertility cases.
 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Testicular microlithiasis" for support, advocacy or research.

There are currently no organizations listed in Disease InfoSearch that support this condition. Create a listing.

 

 

General Support Organizations

Not finding the support you need? Show General Support Organizations

 
 
Top

How do you compare to others with this condition?

Privately answer questions about your health. Let resources, you select, come to you.

Anonymously share and see how your answers compare with others with this condition while privately providing key pieces of information to medical researchers, disease advocacy groups, and others ONLY YOU select to help speed up cures and better alternatives.

 
 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Testicular microlithiasis" for support, advocacy or research.

There are currently no organizations listed in Disease InfoSearch that support this condition. Create a listing.

 

 

General Support Organizations

Not finding the support you need? Show General Support Organizations

 
 
 
 
Top

Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Testicular microlithiasis" returned 29 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Testicular microlithiasis in a unilateral undescended testis: a rare phenomenon.
 

Author(s): S Sharma, V Manchanda, R Gupta

Journal: Malays J Pathol. 2013 Dec;35(2):181-3.

 

Testicular microlithiasis (TM) is a rare benign condition with presence of multiple small microcalcifications in the seminiferous tubules. Though the aetiology is unknown, TM has been described in association with a variety of urological conditions. We report the clinico-pathological ...

Last Updated: 23 Dec 2013

Go To URL
[Successful testicular sperm extraction in a non-obstructive azoospermic man with severe testicular microlithiasis : a case report].
 

Author(s): Kentaro Takezawa, Takanori Kinjo, Takeshi Oida, Suguru Yoneda, Hironori Nomura, Norihide Tei, Shingo Takada, Kiyomi Matsumiya, Masahiko Tsujimoto, Yoshio Okamoto

Journal: Hinyokika Kiyo. 2012 Oct;58(10):575-7.

 

A 45-year-old man was referred to our hospital for treatment of azoospermia. On physical examination, right testicular volume was 2 ml, left testicular volume was 3 ml, and pubic Tanner stage was 5. Scrotal ultrasonography revealed a high echoic lesion with acoustic shadowing at surfaces ...

Last Updated: 13 Dec 2012

Go To URL
Management and follow-up of pediatric asymptomatic testicular microlithiasis: are we doing it well?
 

Author(s): Massimiliano Silveri, Francesca Bassani, Mauro Colajacomo, Cinzia Orazi, Ottavio Adorisio

Journal: Urol J. 2011 ;8(4):287-90.

 

To define timing and methods for a balanced follow-up of testicular microlithiasis (TM) in pediatric age.

Last Updated: 17 Nov 2011

Go To URL

Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Testicular microlithiasis" returned 2 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Testicular microlithiasis predicts concurrent testicular germ cell tumors and intratubular germ cell neoplasia of unclassified type in adults: a meta-analysis and systematic review.
 

Author(s): Iain B Tan, Kai K Ang, Boon C Ching, Chandra Mohan, Chee K Toh, Min H Tan

Journal: Cancer. 2010 Oct;116(19):4520-32.

 

There is an increasing body of literature associating testicular microlithiasis (TM), a common finding on testicular ultrasound, with testicular germ cell tumor (TGCT) and intratubular germ cell neoplasia of unclassified type (ITGCNU). Determining these associations is pertinent both ...

Last Updated: 27 Sep 2010

Go To URL
Testicular microlithiasis in pediatric age group: ultrasonography findings and literature review.
 

Author(s): Murat Kocaoğlu, Uğur Bozlar, Nail Bulakbaşi, Mutlu Sağlam, Taner Uçöz, Ibrahim Somuncu

Journal: Diagn Interv Radiol. 2005 Mar;11(1):60-5.

 

To evaluate the occurrence of testicular microlithiasis in pediatric age group by means of ultrasonography (US) examinations and to review the literature for pediatric testicular microlithiasis cases accompanied by testicular and extratesticular tumors.

Last Updated: 29 Mar 2005

Go To URL
 
 
Top

Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

There are currently no related results available in Genetics Home Reference.

There are currently no related results available in GeneReviews.

 
 
Top

Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

There are currently no open clinical trials for this condition.