Accuracy of Primary Systematic Template Guided Transperineal Biopsy of the Prostate for Locating Prostate Cancer: A Comparison With Radical Prostatectomy Specimens
The Journal of Urology, 05/15/2012
Huo ASY et al. – The authors' current transperineal biopsy method has only demonstrated fair agreement with the histopathology findings of the corresponding radical prostatectomy specimens. This finding is most likely due to the small, multifocal nature of prostate cancer in the patient series. The cancer detection rate was lower in larger prostates. Thus, clinicians may consider increasing the number of cores in larger prostates as a strategy to improve cancer detection.