Trans-perineal prostate biopsy: Template-guided or free-hand? - Abstract

There is growing interest in the use of trans-perineal template biopsy for the diagnosis of prostate cancer.

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.

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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.
doi: 10.1111/bju.12860

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 25041087 Prostate Cancer Section