Beta thalassemia major, a cause of testicular microlithiasis

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A Alaee 1 , * , Z Miabi 2

1 Department of Radiology,Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences,, [email protected], mazandaran, Iran

2 Department of Radiology,Tabriz University of Medical sciences, azarbayjan, Iran

How to Cite: Alaee A, Miabi Z. Beta thalassemia major, a cause of testicular microlithiasis, Iran Red Crescent Med J. Online ahead of Print ; 9(4):212-214.

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Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal: 9 (4); 212-214
Article Type: Case Report
Received: March 10, 2007
Accepted: July 12, 2007

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Abstract

Testicular microlithiasis is a rare condition characterized by deposition of calcium in the Lamina of semineferous tubules of testis. The ultrasound of testicular microlithiasis shows bright 1-3 mm echogenic foci in parenchyma. Herein, we report a first case of testicular microlithiasis in major beta thalassemia that was demonstrated in testicle’s ultrasound.

 

Keywords

Testicular microlithiasis Beta thalassemia Malignant precursor Scrotal ultrasound

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