Bilateral testicular microlithiasis predicts the presence of the precursor of testicular germ cell tumors in subfertile men.

@article{Brazao2004BilateralTM,
  title={Bilateral testicular microlithiasis predicts the presence of the precursor of testicular germ cell tumors in subfertile men.},
  author={Carlos A de Gouveia Brazao and Frank H. Pierik and J Wolter Oosterhuis and Gert R. Dohle and Leendert H J Looijenga and Robertus F A Weber},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2004},
  volume={171 1},
  pages={158-60}
}
PURPOSE A high prevalence of testicular microlithiasis has been described in adolescent and adult clinical cases of invasive testicular germ cell tumor (TGCT), that is seminomas and nonseminomas. However, to our knowledge it remains to be established whether testicular microlithiasis also indicates the presence of the pre-invasive lesion of this cancer, known as carcinoma in situ (CIS). We determined the predictive value of unilateral and bilateral testicular microlithiasis for CIS in… CONTINUE READING

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