Complications following prostate needle biopsy requiring hospital admission or emergency department visits - experience from 1000 consecutive cases
BJU International, 03/26/2012
Pinkhasov GI et al. – In this large contemporary series of transrectal ultrasound–guided prostate needle biopsy, the authors observed a 2.5% rate of major complications requiring hospital admission or an emergency department visit. No clinical or biopsy variables were directly associated with development of complications. These data may be valuable when counselling patients before biopsy.