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Actas Urológicas Españolas

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RAMIREZ BACKHAUS, M. et al. Prostate biopsy strategies: A review of the literature. Actas Urol Esp [online]. 2007, vol.31, n.10, pp.1089-1099. ISSN 0210-4806.

Introduction: In 1987 transrectal ultrasound was described like the technique for guiding prostate biopsy. Since that time different options of transrectal ultrasound guided prostate biopsy were described. Material and Methods: We did a reviewed of the different techniques and cores distribution in the prostate biopsy, also we describes the patient preparation and the most important complications. Results: The majority of the reviewed showed an increase in the sensibility rates with the extended transrectal ultrasound guided prostate biopsies. These improvements generally are due to the most lateral zones. Conclusion: Until now, due to a great experience and a low complications rate, the transrectal ultrasound guided prostate biopsy strategy should be extended respect the classical sextant biopsy with cores from the most lateral zones of the prostate.

Keywords : Prostate; Biopsy; Prostate cancer.

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