PCAN: March 2020
Feasibility of Freehand MRI/US Cognitive Fusion Transperineal Biopsy of the Prostate in Local Anaesthesia as In-Office Procedure— Experience with 400 Patients - Full-Text Article
Background - Transrectal (TR) ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy is one of the most commonly performed urologic procedures worldwide. The major drawback of this approach is the associated risk for infectious complications. Sepsis rates are increasing due to rising antibiotic resistance, representing a global issue. The transperineal (TP) approach for prostate biopsy has recently been adopted at many centres as an alternative to the TR biopsy, and it was shown to be associated with a lower risk for sepsis. The aim of this study was to assess safety and tolerability of TP prostate biopsy performed in local anaesthesia.