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Actas Urológicas Españolas

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FERNANDEZ ROSADO, E. et al. Clinico-pathological study of incidental cancer prostate in patients undergoing surgery for symptomatic diagnosis of BPH. Actas Urol Esp [online]. 2006, vol.30, n.1, pp.33-37. ISSN 0210-4806.

Objectives-Introduction: Retrospective study of a series of patients with prostate surgery (suprapubic prostate adenomectomy-APS-, and prostate transurethral resection -RTU-P- ) for presumed BPH symptomatic non-respondent to the conservative medical treatment. Analysis of prevalence, incidence, clinical-pathological, treatment, tumor progression and evolution of the patients with incidental prostate cancer (CPI) detected. Material and methods: 1593 patients with prostate surgery (APS and RTU-P) during 6 years (1996-2001) were revised. APS 35%, RTU-P 65%. Revision of all pathological anatomy of surgical specimens and the evolutions of the patients with CPI. Results: 78 CPI; Prevalence 4,89%; Incidence 13 cases/year. Mean age 73.6 years. Digital rectal examination was normal in 100%, mean PSA 6 ng/ml (0.5-30). Group APS: 25 CPI (32%); prevalence 4.55%; incidence 4 cases/year; mean PSA 7.7 ng/ml (2.8-30); mean weight resection 65 gs. Group RTU-P: 53 CPI (68%); prevalence 5,07%; incidence 9 cases/year; mean PSA 5.2 ng/ml (0,5-29); mean weight resection 20 gs. 22% biopsy previously by high PSA, mean PSA 14 ng/ml (4,8-30). Gleason average 5 (mean 4.8), rank 3-8. pT1a 66%, pT1b 33%. Treatment: 57% follow-up watched without treatment (wait and see); 18% hormonal treatment; 3% finasteride; 9% Radical Prostatectomy; 9% radiotherapy. Follow Lost 4%. Mean follow-up 47.19 months (12-96). Tumor progression 13.3% (10 patients). Specific CPI mortality 2.6% (2 patients). Conclusions: We didn´t observe significant differences between the prevalence of CPI in both groups (APS and RTU-P). The detected tumours were mainly well differentiated and in stage pT1a. In more than half of the cases an expectant attitude without treatment was decided. 13,3% of tumor progression after 47.19 months of follow mean and specific CPI mortality 2.6%.

Keywords : Cancer; Prostate; Incidental.

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