Observations on pathology trends in 62,537 prostate biopsies obtained from urology private practices in the United States.

@article{Orozco1998ObservationsOP,
  title={Observations on pathology trends in 62,537 prostate biopsies obtained from urology private practices in the United States.},
  author={Ren{\'e} Orozco and Gerard J O'dowd and Binitha S Kunnel and Michael C. Miller and Robert Veltri},
  journal={Urology},
  year={1998},
  volume={51 2},
  pages={186-95}
}
OBJECTIVES To evaluate pathology trends of 62,537 first-time prostate needle-core biopsies submitted by office-based urologists, processed at a single pathology laboratory. METHODS Prostate biopsy cases obtained over a 2-year period were assessed. Patient information included age, digital rectal examination (DRE) status, and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) serum levels. Biopsy pathology results included the number of tissue samples per case, Gleason score, presence of Gleason grades 4 or 5… CONTINUE READING

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