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Research Article, Androl Gynecol Curr Res Vol: 2 Issue: 2

Testicular Microlithiasis among Infertile Men: A Reason for Concern?

Anne M. Jequier1, Nevile Phillips1,2 and John L Yovich1,2*
1PIVET Medical Centre, Leederville, Perth, Western Australia 6007
2Wembley Obstetric & Gynecological Ultrasound, Wembley, Perth, Western Australia 6014, Australia
Corresponding author : John L Yovich
PIVET Medical Centre, Leederville, Perth, Western Australia 6007
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: December 18, 2013 Accepted: April 17, 2014 Published: April 22, 2014
Citation: Jequier AM, Phillips N, Yovich JL (2014) Testicular Microlithiasis among Infertile Men: A Reason for Concern?. Androl Gynecol: Curr Res 2:2. doi: 10.4172/2327-4360.1000119

Abstract

Testicular Microlithiasis among Infertile Men: A Reason for Concern?

Testicular microlithiasis is an infrequently diagnosed condition that can be associated with a variety of pathologies of the testis, the best known of which is its association with testicular cancer. This study examines the frequency of testicular microlithiasis from a large group of men attending an infertility clinic where all men undergo genito-urinary ultrasound screening. Of 749 men, a total of 46 men were found to have testicular microlithiasis (6.1%) of which the lesion was bilateral in 39 and unilateral in 7 men.

Keywords: Testicular microlithiasis; Male infertility; Testicular cancer; Testicular ultrasound

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