Contemporary impact of transrectal ultrasound lesions for prostate cancer detection


ONUR A. R. , Littrup P., Pontes J., Bianco F.

JOURNAL OF UROLOGY, cilt.172, sa.2, ss.512-514, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

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Purpose: Transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) guided systematic biopsy of the prostate is the gold standard diagnostic modality for prostate cancer. Consequently, the value of discrete hypoechoic lesions on TRUS lesions considered suspicious for cancer deserves meticulous reevaluation, specifically in the prostate specific antigen era when the majority of tumors diagnosed are nonpalpable. We studied whether the predictability of a biopsy core changes if the tissue comes from an isoechoic vs hypoechoic lesion.