The role of preoperative prostatic urethral biopsy in clinical decision-making at the time of radical cystectomy.

@article{Gay2014TheRO,
  title={The role of preoperative prostatic urethral biopsy in clinical decision-making at the time of radical cystectomy.},
  author={Josep Gay{\`a} and Justin T Matulay and Gina M. Badalato and Dara D Holder and Gregory William Hruby and James McKiernan},
  journal={The Canadian journal of urology},
  year={2014},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={7228-33}
}
INTRODUCTION Involvement of the prostatic urethra by bladder cancer directly impacts prognosis, risk of urethral recurrence, and timing of radical cystectomy (RC); it also affects the type of urinary diversion chosen. Both cold cup biopsies and transurethral (TUR) loop biopsies have been used to evaluate the status of the prostatic urethra. We report our 20 year experience with preoperative and intro-operative prostatic urethral biopsies in order to determine relative efficacy and associated… CONTINUE READING