Is Testicular Macrocalcification a Risk for Malignancy? Tumor Development on Ultrasonographic Follow-up of Preexisting Intratesticular Macrocalcification

Malene R. Pedersen, Emily C. Bartlett, Christian Brown, Soren R. Rafaelsen, Maria E. Sellars, Paul S. Sidhu

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Abstrakt

Testicular macrocalcification is an uncommon finding when imaging the scrotum with ultrasonography (US). It is not normally a recognized risk factor for development of testicular malignancy, and patients are not usually offered follow-up US examinations or counseled for self-examination. This aspect is in distinction to patients with testicular microlithiasis (usually with an additional risk factor), who are offered follow-up on the assumption that microlithiasis is associated with malignancy. We report a series of 6 patients with predetermined testicular macrocalcification, with development of a malignancy on follow-up US. We encourage US follow-up examinations for patients with macrocalcification, potentially in a similar manner as for those with testicular microlithiasis.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftJournal of Ultrasound in Medicine
Vol/bind37
Udgave nummer12
Sider (fra-til)2949-2953
ISSN0278-4297
DOI
StatusUdgivet - dec. 2018

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