Critical evaluation of the current indications for transition zone biopsies.

@article{Liu2001CriticalEO,
  title={Critical evaluation of the current indications for transition zone biopsies.},
  author={I Jenna Liu and Marie Macy and Yeur Hur Lai and Martha K. Terris},
  journal={Urology},
  year={2001},
  volume={57 6},
  pages={1117-20}
}
OBJECTIVES Two primary indications for the performance of anteriorly directed transition zone (TZ) biopsies are (a) an elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level and an enlarged, non-nodular prostate and (b) prior negative sextant biopsies of the prostate. These indications are, however, based on a study population evaluated early in the PSA era (1989 to 1992). The current analysis targeted a more contemporary series of patients (1995 to 2000) presenting with these two indications for TZ… CONTINUE READING

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