Random systematic versus directed ultrasound guided transrectal core biopsies of the prostate.

@article{Hodge1989RandomSV,
  title={Random systematic versus directed ultrasound guided transrectal core biopsies of the prostate.},
  author={K K Hodge and John E. McNeal and Martha K. Terris and Thomas A. Stamey},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={1989},
  volume={142 1},
  pages={
          71-4; discussion 74-5
        }
}
Random systematic ultrasound guided transrectal core biopsies of the prostate were compared to directed biopsies of specific hypoechoic defects in 136 men with abnormal prostates on digital rectal examination. Prostate cancer was diagnosed in 83 of 136 patients (62 per cent). In 80 of 83 individuals (94 per cent) the cancer was detected by random systematic biopsies alone. Of 57 men in whom random systematic and directed biopsies were obtained the results of biopsy agreed in 86 per cent, while… CONTINUE READING
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