Prostate biopsies: Available technique, approaches and diagnostic accuracy

Balaji N. Reddy, Thomas Bessede, Avinash Reddy, Sujit Nair, Ashutosh K. Tewari, Ardeshir R. Rastinehad

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Abstract

Despite advances in the diagnosis of prostate cancer over the past century, it remains a leading cause of cancer related death. A recent recommendation against screening has further complicated the diagnosis and management of this condition. It remains to be demonstrated if newer diagnostic modalities will have an impact on mortality rates. Most certainly, not all prostate cancers need to be diagnosed, and methods of accurately diagnosing those cancers that lead to death needs more work. In this review article, we describe the different techniques, approaches and diagnostic accuracies of the currently used biopsy methods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)302-310
Number of pages9
JournalArchivos Espanoles de Urologia
Volume69
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2016

Keywords

  • Fusion biopsy
  • Prostate MRI
  • Prostate biopsy
  • Prostate cancer
  • Prostate cancer screening

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