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Effects of testicular microlithiasis on Doppler parameters: report of three cases

Ramazan Kutlu*, Ahmet Sigirci, Tamer Baysal, Alpay Alkan and Kaya Sarac

Author Affiliations

Department of Radiology, Inonu University School of Medicine, Turgut Ozal Medical Center, Malatya, Turkey

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BMC Urology 2002, 2:3  doi:10.1186/1471-2490-2-3

Published: 13 February 2002

Abstract

Background

Testicular microlithiasis is a rare, usually asymptomatic, non-progressive disease of the testes associated with various genetic anomalies, infertility and testicular tumors. According to our literature search, there is no specific data about Doppler findings in this disease.

Case presentation

Doppler findings of three cases of testicular microlithiasis during last two years in our institution are presented.

Conclusions

Although our hypothesis was to find increased Doppler parameters due to intratesticular arterial compression, our findings suggest that there are no Doppler findings specific to testicular microlithiasis.