Accuracy of transrectal ultrasound guided prostate biopsy: Histopathological correlation to matched prostatectomy specimens


Cam K. , Yucel S. , Turkeri L., Akdas A.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF UROLOGY, vol.9, no.5, pp.257-260, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1046/j.1442-2042.2002.00456.x
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF UROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.257-260

Abstract

Background: The Gleason grading system is currently the world's most commonly used histological system for prostate cancer. It provides significant information about the prognosis. Therefore, Gleason score is accepted as an important factor in therapeutic decision-making for prostate cancer. This retrospective study assessed the correlation of transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) guided biopsy and radical prostatectomy specimens in terms of Gleason scores.