Pathological Upgrading and Up Staging With Immediate Repeat Biopsy in Patients Eligible for Active Surveillance Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Biopsy, Needle
  • Monitoring, Physiologic
  • Prostatic Neoplasms

abstract

  • Immediate repeat biopsy in cases of active surveillance with selective delayed intervention resulted in 27% being upgraded or up staged and those were more likely to show higher grade and stage disease at radical prostatectomy. We recommend repeat biopsy because it improved our discrimination of who are the best candidates for active surveillance with selective delayed intervention.

publication date

  • November 2008

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC2919316

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.juro.2008.07.051

PubMed ID

  • 18801515

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1964

end page

  • 7; discussion 1967-8

volume

  • 180

number

  • 5