IS TESTICULAR MICROLITHIASIS A REALLY INNOCENT CONDITION? ITS EFFECTS ON ONCOLOGICAL OUTCOMES OF GERM CELL TESTICULAR CANCER: AN OBSERVATIONAL STUDY


Selvi İ., Sarikaya S., Basar H.

ARCHIVOS ESPANOLES DE UROLOGIA, vol.73, no.3, pp.215-225, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 73 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Journal Name: ARCHIVOS ESPANOLES DE UROLOGIA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, BIOSIS, EMBASE, Gender Studies Database, MEDLINE, DIALNET
  • Page Numbers: pp.215-225
  • Keywords: Germ cell testicular cancer, Monocyte/lymphocyte ratio, Neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio, Oncological outcomes, Red blood cell distribution width, Testicular microlithiasis, STAGE, PREVALENCE, TUMORS
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Although it is a well known condition that presence of testicular microlithiasis (TM) with the co-occurrence of specific risk factors such as history of previous germ cell testicular cancer (GCTC), infertility, undescended testes or atrophic testes have high risks for GCTC development,TM is still a controversial topic. Its effects on oncological outcomes have still not been investigated in detail. In this study, we aimed to evaluate whether the presence of TM has an effect on GCTC prognosis and oncological outcomes.