Prostatic Transition Zone Directed Needle Biopsies Uncommonly Sample Clinically Relevant Transition Zone Tumors Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Prostate
  • Prostatic Neoplasms

abstract

  • Cancer identified in transition zone directed needle biopsy cores was not from the transition zone or did not reflect a dominant transition zone lesion in almost 80% of cases. Cancer identified in a left or right transition zone directed needle biopsy did not predict ipsilateral transition zone cancer in almost 50% of cases. These findings suggest that such biopsies do not adequately characterize transition zone tumors. Thus, care should be taken in their interpretation.

publication date

  • October 2009

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.juro.2009.06.042

PubMed ID

  • 19683261

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1337

end page

  • 41

volume

  • 182

number

  • 4 SUPPL.