Digestive Disease Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Screening for prostate cancer after restorative proctocolectomy with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis can be challenging. Diagnostic biopsy for an elevated level of prostate-specific antigen may present difficulties as well. No guidelines have been issued regarding the value and accuracy of digital examination and the best route to obtain prostate biopsy specimens. A screening and diagnostic algorithm for prostate cancer was developed by an expert consensus panel.
Shen B, Angermeier KW, Remzi FH, Katz S. Are you the author?
Reference: Am J Gastroenterol. 2011 Feb;106(2):186-9.