The value of serum prostate specific antigen determinations before and after radical prostatectomy.

@article{Lange1989TheVO,
  title={The value of serum prostate specific antigen determinations before and after radical prostatectomy.},
  author={Paul H. Lange and Cesar J Ercole and Deborah J. Lightner and Elwin E. Fraley and Robert L. Vessella},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={1989},
  volume={141 4},
  pages={873-9}
}
We evaluated serum prostate specific antigen before and after radical prostatectomy. In 100 consecutive patients who underwent radical prostatectomy, preoperative prostate specific antigen levels tended to increase with the increasing severity of pathological stage. However, even at levels of greater than 10 ng. per ml. the positive and negative predictive values (78 and 61 per cent, respectively) of prostate specific antigen to predict extracapsular disease were not sufficient to make this… CONTINUE READING

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