Unusual combination of bilateral testicular microlithiasis and tubular ectasia of the rete testis with left intra- and extratesticular varicocele in a 17-year-old boy

Neil Hansen, Ramon Sanchez, Vesna Ivancic

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We describe the rare combination of testicular microlithiasis, unilateral intra/extratesticular varicocele, and tubular ectasia of the rete testis in a 17-year-old boy who presented with testicular pain following a trauma. He had a prior history of undescended testis and orchiopexy in childhood. His workup included a normal abdominal ultrasound and a sperm analysis demonstrating a low sperm count with sperm dysmotility. A follow-up ultrasound was unchanged, and he has been managed conservatively. This combined set of findings has not been previously reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)314-318
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Ultrasound
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jun 1 2012



  • Intratesticular varicocele
  • Microlithiasis
  • Scrotum
  • Sonography
  • Testis
  • Tubular ectasia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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