Improved accuracy in predicting the presence of Gleason pattern 4/5 prostate cancer by three-dimensional 26-core systematic biopsy.

@article{Numao2007ImprovedAI,
  title={Improved accuracy in predicting the presence of Gleason pattern 4/5 prostate cancer by three-dimensional 26-core systematic biopsy.},
  author={Noboru Numao and Satoru Kawakami and Minato Yokoyama and Junji Yonese and Chizuru Arisawa and Yuichi Ishikawa and Masao Ando and Iwao Fukui and Kazunori Kihara},
  journal={European urology},
  year={2007},
  volume={52 6},
  pages={1663-8}
}
OBJECTIVES To evaluate whether three-dimensional 26-core (3D26) prostate biopsy improves the accuracy in predicting the presence of Gleason pattern 4/5 cancer compared with extended transrectal 12-core (TR12) or transperineal 14-core (TP14) biopsy schemes. METHODS We studied 143 consecutive men in whom prostate cancer was diagnosed by the 3D26 biopsy and who underwent radical prostatectomy (RP) without neoadjuvant treatment. All histologic grading was reevaluated by a single pathologist… CONTINUE READING