Is extended biopsy protocol justified in all patients with suspected prostate cancer?

@article{Ojewola2012IsEB,
  title={Is extended biopsy protocol justified in all patients with suspected prostate cancer?},
  author={R. W. Ojewola and Kehinde Habeeb Tijani and Emmauel Ajibola Jeje and Charles Chidozie Anunobi and Moses Adebisi Ogunjimi and Ekene Victor Ezenwa and O S Ogundiniyi},
  journal={Nigerian journal of clinical practice},
  year={2012},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={315-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the significance of an extended 10-core transrectal biopsy protocol in different categories of patients with suspected prostate cancer using digital guidance. MATERIALS AND METHODS We studied 125 men who were being evaluated for prostate cancer. They all had an extended 10-core digitally guided transrectal prostatic biopsy done for either an elevated serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) or an abnormal digital rectal examination finding or both. Sextant biopsy samples… CONTINUE READING
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