The incidence of prostate cancer in men with prostate specific antigen greater than 4.0 ng/ml: a randomized study of 6 versus 12 core transperineal prostate biopsy.

@article{Emiliozzi2004TheIO,
  title={The incidence of prostate cancer in men with prostate specific antigen greater than 4.0 ng/ml: a randomized study of 6 versus 12 core transperineal prostate biopsy.},
  author={Paolo Emiliozzi and Paolo Scarpone and Francesco DePaula and Maurizio Pizzo and Giorgio Federico and Alberto Pansadoro and Marco Martini and Vito Pansadoro},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2004},
  volume={171 1},
  pages={197-9}
}
PURPOSE The prostate cancer detection rate in patients with elevated prostate specific antigen (PSA) increases with extended needle biopsy protocols. Transperineal biopsy under transrectal ultrasound guidance is rarely reported, although notable cancer diagnoses are obtained with this technique. We describe the results of 6 and 12 core transperineal biopsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 214 patients with PSA greater than 4.0 ng/ml were prospectively randomized to undergo 6 or 12 core… CONTINUE READING

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