Prostate biopsy and optimization of cancer yield.

@article{Bostwick2006ProstateBA,
  title={Prostate biopsy and optimization of cancer yield.},
  author={David G. Bostwick and Isabelle Meiers},
  journal={European urology},
  year={2006},
  volume={49 3},
  pages={
          415-7
        }
}
It is hard to imagine practicing urology and urologic pathologic today without prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and multiple thin-bore needle biopsies, yet these advances only became available in the past 18 years. The old large-bore needles provided considerably more tissue for the pathologist to examine, but suffered from compression artifact on the edges and a small but significant risk of needle tracking of cancer; both problems are circumvented with the smaller-bore biopsy needles used… CONTINUE READING

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