Needle core length in sextant biopsy influences prostate cancer detection rate.

@article{Iczkowski2002NeedleCL,
  title={Needle core length in sextant biopsy influences prostate cancer detection rate.},
  author={Kenneth A. Iczkowski and George Casella and R John Seppala and Galin L. Jones and Barbara A Mishler and Junqi Qian and David G. Bostwick},
  journal={Urology},
  year={2002},
  volume={59 5},
  pages={698-703}
}
OBJECTIVES Prostate cancer detection in biopsies increases with the number of sites and total tissue sampled. Its dependence on needle core fragment length is uncertain. METHODS We surveyed two consecutive series of sextant needle biopsies from two practices in 1998 to 2000: 251 patients from Pennsylvania (group P) and 1596 from Virginia (group V). We tabulated the gross needle core lengths per sextant site and classified the diagnoses as benign or into four nonbenign categories: high-grade… CONTINUE READING

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