Journal article

Transperineal biopsy prostate cancer detection in first biopsy and repeat biopsy after negative transrectal ultrasound-guided biopsy: the Victorian Transperineal Biopsy Collaboration experience

Wee Loon Ong, Mahesha Weerakoon, Sean Huang, Eldho Paul, Nathan Lawrentschuk, Mark Frydenberg, Daniel Moon, Declan Murphy, Jeremy Grummet

BJU International | WILEY | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To present the Victorian Transperineal Biopsy Collaboration (VTBC) experience in patients with no prior prostate cancer diagnosis, assessing the cancer detection rate, pathological outcomes and anatomical distribution of cancer within the prostate. PATIENTS AND METHODS: VTBC was established through partnership between urologists performing transperineal biopsies of the prostate (TPB) at three institutions in Melbourne. Consecutive patients who had TPB, as first biopsy or repeat biopsy after previous negative transrectal ultrasound-guided (TRUS) biopsy, between September 2009 and September 2013 in the VTBC database were included. Data for each patient were collected prospectively ..

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