lithiasis

Summary

Summary: A condition characterized by the formation of CALCULI and concretions in the hollow organs or ducts of the body. They occur most often in the gallbladder, kidney, and lower urinary tract.

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  1. Zastrow S, Hakenberg O, Wirth M. Significance of testicular microlithiasis. Urol Int. 2005;75:3-7 pubmed
    ..Testicular microlithiasis is an uncommon condition characterized by calcifications within the seminiferous tubules. The true prevalence in a normal population has not been defined...
  2. Gambaro G, Fabris A, Puliatta D, Lupo A. Lithiasis in cystic kidney disease and malformations of the urinary tract. Urol Res. 2006;34:102-7 pubmed
    ..A proper metabolic evaluation should be conducted to diagnose specific, treatable metabolic disorders, thereby reducing the frequency of recurrent stone disease in these conditions as well...
  3. Ansai T, Takehara T. Tonsillolith as a halitosis-inducing factor. Br Dent J. 2005;198:263-4 pubmed
    ..We present a case of an incidental tonsillolith occurrence, which was a halitosis-inducing factor. Our results show that tonsilloliths should be considered as a possible cause of halitosis...
  4. Oliveira A, Dornas R, Kalapothakis E, Hess R, Mahecha G, Oliveira C. Vitamin D3 and androgen receptors in testis and epididymal region of roosters (Gallus domesticus) as affected by epididymal lithiasis. Anim Reprod Sci. 2008;109:343-55 pubmed publisher
    Epididymal lithiasis is a dysfunction characterized by formation of calcium-rich stones in the epididymal region of roosters, associated with decreased serum testosterone and loss of fertility...
  5. Lam D, Gerscovich E, Kuo M, McGahan J. Testicular microlithiasis: our experience of 10 years. J Ultrasound Med. 2007;26:867-73 pubmed
    ..The correlation between TM and testicular malignancies is variable. The purpose of this study was to review our 10-year experience regarding the prevalence of TM and its association with testicular malignancies...
  6. Serter S, Gumus B, Unlu M, Tuncyurek O, Tarhan S, Ayyildiz V, et al. Prevalence of testicular microlithiasis in an asymptomatic population. Scand J Urol Nephrol. 2006;40:212-4 pubmed
    ..The aim of this prospective study was to determine the true prevalence of testicular microlithiasis in an asymptomatic population by means of ultrasound screening...
  7. Wasniewska M, De Luca F, Bertelloni S, Matarazzo P, Weber G, Crisafulli G, et al. Testicular microlithiasis: an unreported feature of McCune-Albright syndrome in males. J Pediatr. 2004;145:670-2 pubmed
    ..To ascertain the incidence of testicular microlithiasis (TM) in boys with McCune-Albright syndrome (MAS)...
  8. Itah R, Skornick Y, Greenberg R. Extraluminal appendicolith: an indication for interval appendectomy with intraoperative localization and removal of that potential cause of intra-abdominal abscess. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2008;18:606-8 pubmed publisher
    ..We advocate this approach in order to prevent the possible formation of an intra-abdominal abscess caused by an infected nidus...
  9. Miller F, Rosairo S, Clarke J, Sriprasad S, Muir G, Sidhu P. Testicular calcification and microlithiasis: association with primary intra-testicular malignancy in 3,477 patients. Eur Radiol. 2007;17:363-9 pubmed
    ..This study confirms the reported association between TM and testicular tumour and finds a previously unreported association between non-TM calcification and testicular tumour...

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  1. Grases F, Isern B, Perello J, Costa Bauza A. Role of the organic matter in calcium oxalate lithiasis. Front Biosci. 2005;10:1534-8 pubmed
    ..These findings show that cell debris provides the necessary elements for the development of oxalate crystals and that this process can be effectively inhibited by presence of crystallization inhibitors...
  2. Mariotta S, Ricci A, Papale M, De Clementi F, Sposato B, Guidi L, et al. Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis: report on 576 cases published in the literature. Sarcoidosis Vasc Diffuse Lung Dis. 2004;21:173-81 pubmed
    ..The present paper aimed to study the disorder throughout the world, emphasizing the diagnostic and therapeutic views...
  3. Marin C, Robles R, Pastor P, Parrilla P. [Liver resection in the treatment of intrahepatic lithiasis. Immediate and long-term results in a single-center series]. Rev Esp Enferm Dig. 2008;100:225-9 pubmed
    intrahepatic lithiasis (IHL) is an uncommon entity in our environment. When associated with Caroli s disease or stenosis of the biliary radicals it may be necessary to perform liver resection to provide definitive resolution...
  4. Rashid H, Cos L, Weinberg E, Messing E. Testicular microlithiasis: a review and its association with testicular cancer. Urol Oncol. 2004;22:285-9 pubmed
    ..Therefore, follow-up at this time should be dictated based on risk factors for developing testis cancer more than on the presence of TM...
  5. Castellana G, Lamorgese V. Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis. World cases and review of the literature. Respiration. 2003;70:549-55 pubmed
    ..A better knowledge of the epidemiological characteristics of this rare disease could help to diagnose a larger number of cases and to gain insight into its etiology and pathogenesis, which are still unknown...
  6. Valli P, Botta L, Zucca G, Valli S, Buizza A. Simulation of cupulolithiasis and canalolithiasis by an animal model. J Vestib Res. 2008;18:89-96 pubmed
  7. Marchiori E, Gonçalves C, Escuissato D, Teixeira K, Rodrigues R, Barreto M, et al. Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis: high-resolution computed tomography findings in 10 patients. J Bras Pneumol. 2007;33:552-7 pubmed
    ..To present the high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) findings of pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis...
  8. Corut A, Senyigit A, Ugur S, Altin S, Ozcelik U, Calisir H, et al. Mutations in SLC34A2 cause pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis and are possibly associated with testicular microlithiasis. Am J Hum Genet. 2006;79:650-6 pubmed publisher
    ..In 2 of the 15 subjects with TM we studied, we identified two rare variants, one synonymous and the other noncoding, that are possibly associated with the condition...
  9. Sakamoto H, Shichizyou T, Saito K, Okumura T, Ogawa Y, Yoshida H, et al. Testicular microlithiasis identified ultrasonographically in Japanese adult patients: prevalence and associated conditions. Urology. 2006;68:636-41 pubmed
    ..To determine the prevalence of testicular microlithiasis (TM) seen by testicular ultrasonography (US) in Japanese adult men referred for andrologic symptoms and evaluate associations of TM with pathologic conditions...
  10. Levin T, Whyte C, Borzykowski R, Han B, Blitman N, Harris B. Nonoperative management of perforated appendicitis in children: can CT predict outcome?. Pediatr Radiol. 2007;37:251-5 pubmed
    ..The optimal treatment of perforated appendicitis remains controversial, but there is a trend toward nonoperative management. CT scanning might be helpful in determining which patients could benefit from this treatment option...
  11. Rasuli P, Friedlich M, Mahoney J. Percutaneous retrieval of a retained appendicolith. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2007;30:342-4 pubmed
  12. Coffey J, Huddart R, Elliott F, Sohaib S, Parker E, Dudakia D, et al. Testicular microlithiasis as a familial risk factor for testicular germ cell tumour. Br J Cancer. 2007;97:1701-6 pubmed
    ..We suggest that TM is an alternative manifestation of a TGCT susceptibility allele...
  13. Caldas M, Neves E, Manzi F, de Almeida S, Boscolo F, Haiter Neto F. Tonsillolith--report of an unusual case. Br Dent J. 2007;202:265-7 pubmed
    ..6 cm. The tonsillar concretion might have been formed because of a calcification of the lymphoid tissue. On the patient's request, surgical excision was not performed and she will be monitored due to the tendency of such lesions to grow...
  14. Korde L, PremKumar A, Mueller C, Rosenberg P, Soho C, Bratslavsky G, et al. Increased prevalence of testicular microlithiasis in men with familial testicular cancer and their relatives. Br J Cancer. 2008;99:1748-53 pubmed publisher
    ..If proven, this could be clinically important to men in FTGCT families, and may be useful in identifying specific genes involved in FTGCT...
  15. van Casteren N, Looijenga L, Dohle G. Testicular microlithiasis and carcinoma in situ overview and proposed clinical guideline. Int J Androl. 2009;32:279-87 pubmed publisher
    ..A long-term active follow-up schedule, including ultrasonography and physical examinations, is not indicated in the remaining patients with TM...
  16. Kimura W. Pancreatic lithiasis and intraductal papillary-mucinous neoplasm with special reference to the pathogenesis of lithiasis. J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Sci. 2010;17:776-81 pubmed publisher
    In pancreatic lithiasis in elderly autopsy cases, the stones are small and the pancreatic duct is changed very slightly when viewed by simple X-ray film, pancreatic ductography and gross appearance...
  17. Li F, Zhou Y, Cheng N, Mao H, Jiang L, Li N, et al. Epidermal growth factor receptor as a target for anti-proliferative treatment of proliferative cholangitis in hepatolithiasis. J Surg Res. 2011;166:87-94 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, the aim of this study was to determine whether epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitor (AG-1478) could inhibit hyperplasia and lithogenic potentiality of PC...
  18. Yuen J, Gohel M, Poon N, Shum D, Tam P, Au D. The initial and subsequent inflammatory events during calcium oxalate lithiasis. Clin Chim Acta. 2010;411:1018-26 pubmed publisher
    ..Crystallization is believed to be the initiation step of urolithiasis, even though it is unknown where inside the nephron the first crystal nucleation occurs...
  19. Casani A, Cerchiai N, Dallan I, Sellari Franceschini S. Anterior canal lithiasis: diagnosis and treatment. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011;144:412-8 pubmed publisher
    ..To describe the clinical and oculographic features in patients with anterior semicircular canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo and to determine the efficacy of a canalith repositioning procedure for its management...
  20. Zhou D, Zhang Y, Gong W, Mohamed S, Ogbomo H, Wang X, et al. Are Helicobacter pylori and other Helicobacter species infection associated with human biliary lithiasis? A meta-analysis. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e27390 pubmed publisher
    ..This meta-analysis is to explore the association between the Helicobacter infection and biliary lithiasis.
  21. Fauroux M, Mas C, Tramini P, Torres J. Prevalence of palatine tonsilloliths: a retrospective study on 150 consecutive CT examinations. Dentomaxillofac Radiol. 2013;42:20120429 pubmed publisher
    ..To evaluate the prevalence of palatine tonsilloliths...
  22. Cheon Y, Cho Y, Moon J, Lee J, Shim C. Evaluation of long-term results and recurrent factors after operative and nonoperative treatment for hepatolithiasis. Surgery. 2009;146:843-53 pubmed publisher
    ..We evaluated the long-term results of operative and nonoperative treatments and examined risk factors for the recurrence of stones or cholangitis...
  23. Bennett H, Middleton W, Bullock A, Teefey S. Testicular microlithiasis: US follow-up. Radiology. 2001;218:359-63 pubmed
    ..To determine in patients with testicular microlithiasis (TM) the short-term natural history of classic TM (CTM) and limited TM (LTM)...
  24. Bach A, Hann L, Hadar O, Shi W, Yoo H, Giess C, et al. Testicular microlithiasis: what is its association with testicular cancer?. Radiology. 2001;220:70-5 pubmed
    ..To determine the prevalence of testicular microlithiasis in patients who were referred for scrotal ultrasonography (US) at a tertiary care cancer center and to evaluate the association between microlithiasis and cancer...
  25. Sanchez Merino J, Lancina Martín A, Grases Freixedas F, Parra Muntaner L, Gomez Cisneros S, Garcia Alonso J. [Intra-scrotal lithiasis. Crystallographic analysis]. Arch Esp Urol. 2002;55:523-6 pubmed
    To present two cases of intrascrotal lithiasis associated with hydrocele and the results of the crystallographic study.
  26. Drut R, Drut R. Testicular microlithiasis: histologic and immunohistochemical findings in 11 pediatric cases. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2002;5:544-50 pubmed
    ..It is unclear how this may be related to the development of germ cell tumors. However, the presence of calcospherites in gonadoblastoma may indicate a combined Sertoli cell and germ cell derangement in the genesis of TM...
  27. Seo J, Song K, Lee J, Goo J, Kim H, Song J, et al. Broncholithiasis: review of the causes with radiologic-pathologic correlation. Radiographics. 2002;22 Spec No:S199-213 pubmed
    ..An awareness of the typical imaging findings of broncholithiasis, along with a knowledge of its various causes, help in establishing an accurate diagnosis to ensure proper case management...
  28. Miller F, Sidhu P. Does testicular microlithiasis matter? A review. Clin Radiol. 2002;57:883-90 pubmed
    ..Similarly, there is limited evidence to support the association with infertility. Not surprisingly, algorithms for the follow-up of patients with TM on ultrasound have been difficult to formulate...
  29. Gufoni M, Mastrosimone L, Di Nasso F. [Repositioning maneuver in benign paroxysmal vertigo of horizontal semicircular canal]. Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital. 1998;18:363-7 pubmed
    ..The two non-responsive patients were then treated with forced positioning which resolved the condition. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo from horizontal canalolithiasis responds to treatment with the above-mentioned maneuver...
  30. Derogee M, Bevers R, Prins H, Jonges T, Elbers F, Boon T. Testicular microlithiasis, a premalignant condition: prevalence, histopathologic findings, and relation to testicular tumor. Urology. 2001;57:1133-7 pubmed
    ..To perform a retrospective analysis concerning the prevalence of testicular microlithiasis (TM). In patients with TM, the association of TM with testicular tumor, histopathologic findings, and follow-up were studied...
  31. Lauta V. Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis: an overview of clinical and pathological features together with possible therapies. Respir Med. 2003;97:1081-5 pubmed
    ..The inability to identify clear etiological and pathogenetic elements makes difficult therapeutic approach which is palliative such as the use of diphosphonate, steroids and therapeutic BAL...
  32. Park D, Kim M, Lee S, Lee S, Kim K, Han J, et al. Accuracy of magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography for locating hepatolithiasis and detecting accompanying biliary strictures. Endoscopy. 2004;36:987-92 pubmed
    ..This study was designed to evaluate the accuracy of MRCP in detection of hepatolithiasis and accompanying biliary strictures...
  33. Bailiff N, Norris C, Seguin B, Griffey S, Ling G. Pancreatolithiasis and pancreatic pseudobladder associated with pancreatitis in a cat. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc. 2004;40:69-74 pubmed
    ..Additionally, this case documents the presence of a suspected congenital abnormality of a feline exocrine pancreas...
  34. Welgampola M, Bradshaw A, Halmagyi G. Practical neurology--4: Dizziness on head movement. Med J Aust. 2011;195:518-22 pubmed
    ..In over 80% of patients, BPV can be treated successfully with a single bedside Epley (particle-repositioning) manoeuvre, which can be performed by any medical practitioner...
  35. Ouyang R, Chen P. [A case of pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis]. Hunan Yi Ke Da Xue Xue Bao. 2003;28:370, 378 pubmed
  36. Mathew M, Thomas J. Microlithiasis of the epididymis: a case report and review of literature. Indian J Pathol Microbiol. 2008;51:534-5 pubmed
    ..We report, one such case that was incidentally detected in association with prostatic adenocarcinoma...
  37. Rosmorduc O, Poupon R. [Hepatobiliary transporters: from genomics to diseases]. Gastroenterol Clin Biol. 2004;28:D112-20 pubmed
  38. Ahmed F, Sherman S. Should patients with biliary-type pain after cholecystectomy be evaluated for microlithiasis?. Gastrointest Endosc. 2008;68:75-7 pubmed publisher
  39. Amor Dorado J, Martin E, Aran I, Barreira P, Barona R. [Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo of the horizontal canal: A multicenter study]. Acta Otorrinolaringol Esp. 2006;57:217-22 pubmed
    ..BPPV localized in the horizontal semicircular canal is an infrequent entity. Nowadays there are controversies about the different treatments available. The objective of this study is to present our results...
  40. García Rodríguez J, González Alvarez R, Martínez Gómez F, Jalón Monzón A, Regadera Sejas F. [Multiple renal lithiasis in a horseshoe kidney]. Arch Esp Urol. 2007;60:817-8 pubmed
  41. Hagiwara K. [Analysis of genes responsible for pathogenesis of pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis]. Nihon Naika Gakkai Zasshi. 2006;95:1036-41 pubmed
  42. Vandervelde C, Varghese A, Mason A, Howlett D. Sonographic appearance of epididymal microlithiasis. J Clin Ultrasound. 2007;35:413-5 pubmed
    ..We discuss how these differ in appearance from epididymal microlithiasis. Epididymal microlithiasis is a completely separate entity from testicular microlithiasis and should be recognized and dismissed by sonographers and radiologists...
  43. Heimes J, Waller S, Olyee M, Schmitt T. Hepatolithiasis after Hepaticojejunostomy: Ascaris lumbricoides in the biliary tract. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2013;14:470-2 pubmed publisher
    ..We present a unique case of a patient with chronic right upper quadrant abdominal pain, massive hepatolithiasis, and stricture of a previous hepaticojejunostomy in whom ascariasis was found...
  44. de Oliveira C, Amaral T, Abdo E, Mesquita R. Bilateral tonsilloliths and calcified carotid atheromas: case report and literature review. J Craniomaxillofac Surg. 2013;41:179-82 pubmed publisher
    ..The patient was referred to a vascular surgeon to evaluate the calcified carotid atheromas. Follow-up of the tonsilloliths was also performed...
  45. Rodríguez F, Ferrer J, Briozzo L, Pons J. Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis and pregnancy. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2006;19:239-41 pubmed
    ..The following is the case of a 36-year old pregnant woman reaching term, suffering from advanced pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis. To our knowledge, this is the first record of such a case...
  46. Chiang L, Yap T, Asiri M, Phaik Ong C, Low Y, Jacobsen A. Implications of incidental finding of testicular microlithiasis in paediatric patients. J Pediatr Urol. 2012;8:162-5 pubmed publisher
    ..To improve understanding of the implications of testicular microlithiasis (TM) in paediatric patients diagnosed incidentally on scrotal ultrasonography (US)...
  47. Kataoka K, Nishikawa T, Fujiwara T, Matsuura M. [Thoracoscopically removed thoracolithiasis]. Kyobu Geka. 2010;63:1066-9 pubmed
    ..Pathological findings revealed necrotic fat tissue in the center surrounded by hyalinized fibrous tissue, being consistent with thoracolithiasis...
  48. Atmaca S, Belet N, Sensoy G, Belet U. Rhinolithiasis: an unusual cause of sinusitis complicated with frontal osteomyelitis and epidural abscess. Turk J Pediatr. 2010;52:187-90 pubmed
    ..We report a 6.5-year-old girl with rhinolithiasis complicated with sinusitis, frontal osteomyelitis and epidural abscess; she had a history dating back four years...
  49. Akyildiz E, Ursavas A, Ogur U. Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis in a textile worker. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009;88:e22-4 pubmed publisher
    ..Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis most frequently appears in Turkey, followed by Italy. We present the case of a 29-year-old female textile worker found to have widespread micronodules after a routine pulmonary roentgenogram...
  50. Patil K, Guledgud M, Malleshi S. Rhinolith. Indian J Dent Res. 2009;20:114-6 pubmed
    ..They are calcified masses found within the nasal cavity. Which lesions can be encountered incidentally upon a routine dental radiograph. This article reports a case of such an incidental finding of rhinolith on a dental radiograph...
  51. Karakitsos P, Pouliakis A, Kordalis G, Georgoulakis J, Kittas C, Kyroudes A. Potential of radial basis function neural networks in discriminating benign from malignant lesions of the lower urinary tract. Anal Quant Cytol Histol. 2005;27:35-42 pubmed
    ..To investigate the potential value of morphometry and neural network tools for discriminating benign from malignant nuclei and lesions of the lower urinary tract...
  52. Omoniyi Esan G, Adediran I, Famurewa O, Badmos K. Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis--a case report. Afr J Med Med Sci. 2005;34:195-7 pubmed
    ..This report is to highlight the fact that though rare, PAM is not entirely unheard of in this environment and should be kept in mind as a cause of diffuse opacities of the lungs...
  53. Shichijo T, Sakamoto H, Saito K, Ogawa Y, Yoshida H, Kushima M. [Relevance of testicular microlithiasis to the testicular carcinoma in situ in the contralateral testicle]. Nihon Hinyokika Gakkai Zasshi. 2007;98:541-6 pubmed
    ..Only images of the tumor-free testis were reviewed. In addition, archived biopsy specimens of the contralateral testicle were reviewed after immunostaining for placental alkaline phosphatase (PLAP) as a marker for CIS...