Safety and morbidity of first and repeat transrectal ultrasound guided prostate needle biopsies: results of a prospective European prostate cancer detection study.

@article{Djavan2001SafetyAM,
  title={Safety and morbidity of first and repeat transrectal ultrasound guided prostate needle biopsies: results of a prospective European prostate cancer detection study.},
  author={Bob Djavan and Matthias Waldert and Alexandre R. Zlotta and Piotr Dobroński and Christian Seitz and Mesut Remzi and Andrzej Borkowski and Claude C. Schulman and Michael J Marberger},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2001},
  volume={166 3},
  pages={856-60}
}
PURPOSE We prospectively evaluate the safety, morbidity and complication rates for first and repeat transrectal ultrasound guided prostate needle biopsies. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this prospective European Prostate Cancer Detection Study 1,051 men, with total prostate specific antigen between 4 and 10 ng./ml., underwent transrectal ultrasound guided sextant biopsy plus 2 additional transition zone biopsies. Biopsy samples were also obtained from suspicious areas identified during transrectal… CONTINUE READING
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