Betydningen af testikulær microlithiasis

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Testicular microlithiasis (TM) has been reported in up to 46% of men with testicular cancer. This has given rise to the suspicion that TM is a premalignant condition. In studies of healthy men there is, however, no association between TM and development of cancer. Nonetheless, patients with TM and contralateral testicular cancer, testicular atrophy, inhomogeneous parenchyma, infertility or a history of maldescensus are at increased risk of having carcinoma in situ (CIS) and cancer development. Men with TM and one or more of the above mentioned risk factors should be offered a testicular biopsy to rule out CIS.


External organisations
  • Skåne University Hospital
  • Herlev Hospital
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Cancer and Oncology
Translated title of the contributionThe significance of testicular microlithiasis
Original languageDanish
Pages (from-to)1550-1553
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
Publication categoryResearch
Externally publishedYes