Contemporary role of systematic prostate biopsies: Indications, techniques, and implications for patient care Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Prostate
  • Prostatic Neoplasms

abstract

  • Current data support the utility of extended PB templates for initial TRUS PB intended to detect clinically significant PCa. Repeat PB in the setting of prior negative PB on the grounds of clinical suspicion or for risk-stratified approaches to management of low risk PCa requires balancing overdetection of low-risk cancer with the potential to miss significant cancer. Several options, including modern image-guided targeting, biomarker development, transrectal saturation PB, and 3D template mapping PB, are changing the clinical paradigms for evaluation and management. Evidence to support adopting approaches other than the current established standards should be tested through appropriately designed prospective studies.

publication date

  • February 2013

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.eururo.2012.09.033

PubMed ID

  • 23021971

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 214

end page

  • 30

volume

  • 63

number

  • 2