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Testicular microlithiasis in a 2-year-old boy with pseudoxanthoma elasticum

Author: Goede, J. · Hack, W.W.M. · Sijstermans, K. · Pierik, F.H.
Institution: TNO Kwaliteit van Leven
Source:Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, 10, 27, 1503-1505
Identifier: 241058
Keywords: Cardiovascular system · Mineralogy · Elastic fibers · Pseudoxanthoma elasticum · Testicular malignancies · Testicular microlithiasis · Storage allocation (computer) · case report · cryptorchism · DNA determination · echography · male · orchidopexy · pseudoxanthoma elasticum · school child · Child, Preschool · Lithiasis · Male · Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum · Testicular Diseases · Urban Development · Built Environment


Pseudoxantoma elasticum (PXE) is a rare chromosomal disorder that results in mineralization of elastic fibers, especially in the skin, eye, and cardiovascular system. Recently, PXE has been associated with testicular microlithiasis (TM),1 which itself might be associated with testicular malignancy.2 Here we report on a 9-year-old boy with PXE who already had TM at 2 years. To our knowledge, this is the youngest patient with PXE in whom TM is documented. © 2008 by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine.