Transperineal template-guided mapping biopsy of the prostate - Abstract

Accurate diagnosis of prostate cancer has eluded clinicians for decades.

With our current understanding of prostate cancer, urologists should devise and confidently present the available treatment options - active surveillance/radical treatment/focal therapy to these patients. The diagnostic modalities used for prostate cancer have the dual problem of false negativity and overdiagnosis. Various modifications in the prostate biopsy techniques have increased the accuracy of cancer detection, but we are still far from an ideal diagnostic technique. Transperineal template-guided mapping biopsy of the prostate is an exhaustive biopsy technique that has been improvised over the past decade, and has shown superior results to other available modalities. We have carried out a PubMed search on the available experiences on this diagnostic modality, and along with our own experiences, we present a brief review on transperineal template-guided mapping biopsy of the prostate.

Written by:
Sivaraman A, Sanchez-Salas R, Barret E, Ahallal Y, Rozet F, Galiano M, Prapotnich D, Cathelineau X.   Are you the author?
Department of Urology, Institute Mutualiste Monsouris, Paris, France.

Reference: Int J Urol. 2014 Nov 25. Epub ahead of print.
doi: 10.1111/iju.12660

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 25421717 Prostate Cancer Section