We report the results of imaging and cytogenetic studies in a case of tri- orchidism in a 54 years old male without any associated anomaly. A scrotal ultrasonography revealed the presence of two testes within the left hemiscrotum with complete septa- tion and echotexture and vascular flow pattern similar to the vascular flow of the normal right testis. There was no focal abnormal echogenicity suggesting malignancy. Scrotal MRI confirmed two soft-tissue structures in the left hemiscrotum with normal signal intensity at T1w and T2w images. Both testes had a tunica albuginea with low-signal intensity. Cytogenetic analysis resulted in normal male karyotype 46XY. Array-CGH analysis detected the presence of two interstitial rearrangements: a ~120 Kb deletion of chro- mosome 1 and a ~140 Kb deletion of chromosome 16. Currently there are little details on the functions of both genes.
|Titolo:||Triorchidism: genetic and imaging evaluation in an adult male|
|Citazione:||Arben, B., Riversi, V., Mari, F., Eleonora, C., & Ponchietti, R. (2014). Triorchidism: genetic and imaging evaluation in an adult male. ARCHIVIO ITALIANO DI UROLOGIA ANDROLOGIA, 86(2), 156-157.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|