Small testicles and guard fertility
University discovered the wisdom of Rome
ROM technology ultrasound contrast Using a group from the University of Rome La Sapienza ricdercatori coordinated by Andrea Lenzi, Director of Medical Pathophysiology Section of Experimental Medicine Department testicular tumors and lesions found on a few millimeters, it can not be detected by palpation, including whether its nature in 97% of cases was malignant or benign.
The discovery early online edition of Radiology, magazine Chief Medical Science in Diagnostic Imaging. identified by 115 selected patients andrological visit the Policlinico Umberto I, and no significant change in palapazione, ultrasound contras 44 malignant and 29 benign tumors 42 undergoing non-neoplastic lesions. “Our study is the first to apply ultrasound contrast agent in the differential diagnosis of testicular lesions – explains Lenzi – Early detection remains the most important in the fight against testicular cancer tool, which are relatively rare , representing approximately 1-1.5% of all male cancers, but is the most common cancer in young men aged 15 to 40 years, ” sixties – added – .. to record an increase in the frequency of testicular tumor around 50% Our study shows that early detection of very small lesions can also be detected, can not be detected by palpation, but also can determine if these lesions are malignant or not.This allows us to refer the patient to a conservative surgery without great utility to remove the testes of the patient, both psychologically preserve fertility. “