A non-endocrine cause of testicular enlargement mimicking precocious puberty: Testicular microlithiasis


BÖBER E., Dundar B., DEMİR K., ABACI A., ÇAKMAKÇI H., Buyukgebiz A.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM, cilt.20, sa.11, ss.1237-1240, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 20 Konu: 11
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1515/jpem.2007.20.11.1237
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1237-1240

Özet

Untimely bilateral testicular enlargement greater than 3 ml is suggestive of precocious puberty, in which an underlying organic disease is more common in boys than in girls. We describe a 71/2 year-old boy presenting with testicular enlargement due to testicular microlithiasis. Following hormonal tests, diagnosis was based on ultrasonographic findings. Three years follow-up of the patient revealed normal pubertal progress and,,no., malignant evolution. Testicular microlithiasis.-is a rare cause. of testicular enlargement and pediatricians should take this disease into account in the differential diagnosis of suspected precocious puberty.