Incidental rectal mucosa obtained via transrectal ultrasound-guided prostatic core biopsies.

@article{AshtonSager2007IncidentalRM,
  title={Incidental rectal mucosa obtained via transrectal ultrasound-guided prostatic core biopsies.},
  author={Amanda L Ashton-Sager and Mark Li-cheng Wu},
  journal={International journal of surgical pathology},
  year={2007},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={26-30}
}
A retrospective review was conducted of material from 782 transrectal ultrasound-guided prostatic core biopsies to determine whether incidental pieces of rectal mucosa obtained in this manner could harbor clinically significant rectal pathology or incur artifacts that cause diagnostic difficulty. Material from 114 biopsies (14.6%) showed rectal mucosa, and material from 19 (16.7%) showed rectal pathology, including a hyper-plastic polyp in 1, changes consistent with ulcerative proctitis in 8… CONTINUE READING