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What is microlithiasis?

Mark S. Litwin, MD
Urology
There are a number of controversies in testicular cancer. One of them surrounds the issue of what's called microlithiasis; micro meaning "small" and litho meaning "stones." Microlithiasis occurs when miniature stones form inside the testicle. There's a lot of evidence that these are associated with cancer. But there’s also a lot of evidence that they're not associated with cancer, so no one really knows the right answer.

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