There is growing interest in the use of trans-perineal template biopsy for the diagnosis of prostate cancer.
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This is principally due to the reduced sepsis rate and improved diagnostic accuracy when compared with transrectal prostate biopsy. However, the need for a brachytherapy stepper and template are limiting factors. Here we discuss trans-perineal biopsy using a free-hand approach.
Dundee PE, Grummet J, Murphy DG. Are you the author?
Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia; Epworth Prostate Centre, Epworth Healthcare, Richmond, Australia.
Reference: BJU Int. 2014 Jul 7. Epub ahead of print.