Should transition zone biopsies be added to 12-core systematic biopsies of the prostate?


PURPOSE To investigate the value of additional transition zone (TZ) biopsies following 12-core biopsies in the detection and staging of prostate cancer. METHODS From October 2006 to March 2007, 199 transrectal sonographic (TRUS)-guided prostate biopsies (group 1) in 12 peripheral zones (PZ) were performed. Another 199 consecutive patients (group 2… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/jcu.20565


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