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Testicular microlithiasis and its relation to varicocele on ultrasound findings of symptomatic men
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Pages: 10-12
Year: Issue:  32
Journal: Chinese Journal of Postgraduates of Medicine

Keyword:  Testicular diseasesVaricoceleUltrasonography;
Abstract: Objective To study testicular microlithiasis(TM)on scrotal ultrasound findings in re-lation to the incidence of varicocele in males with scrotal symptoms.Methods Ultrasound finding of 8351 cases aged 40 days to 88 years with scrotal symptoms were reviewed.Results TM was found in 170 pa-tients(2.04%)and varicocele Was found in 1449 patients(17.35%)of symptomatic individuals.Varicocele Was found in TM and non-TM were 15.88%(27/170)and 17.38%(1422/8181)respectively,statistical anal-ysis revealed that there was no close relationship between TM and varicocele(x2=0.26,P>0.05)in symp-tomatic population. Conclusion TM is a comnlofl disease and has no direct correlation with varicocele.
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