Should Patients with Down Syndrome be Screened for Testicular Microlithiasis?


Cebeci A. N. , Aslanger A. D. , Ozdemir M.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY, vol.25, no.2, pp.177-180, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-0034-1370779
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.177-180

Abstract

BackgroundTesticular microlithiasis (TM) is a rare condition characterized by asymptomatic calcification of seminiferous tubules and is considered as a precursor of testicular germ cell tumors. The prevalence of TM has been reported higher in patients with Down syndrome (DS) than general population. Our aim was to determine the prevalence of TM in our patients with DS.