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


Selvi I., Sarikaya S., Basar H.

ARCHIVOS ESPANOLES DE UROLOGIA, cilt.73, ss.215-225, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 73 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Dergi Adı: ARCHIVOS ESPANOLES DE UROLOGIA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.215-225

Özet

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.