Individualization of the biopsy protocol according to the prostate gland volume for prostate cancer detection

Eskicorapci S., Guliyev F., Akdogan B., Dogan H., Ergen A., Ozen H.

JOURNAL OF UROLOGY, vol.173, no.5, pp.1536-1540, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 173 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/01.ju.0000154242.60413.3d
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF UROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1536-1540


Purpose: In this study we assessed the relative yield of 10 core biopsy, and the whole range of alternative 8 and 6 core biopsy protocols over that of the classic sextant biopsy protocol. We determined the optimum number of cores per biopsy according to prostate volume in patients who experienced prostate biopsy for the first time.