Transurethral resection biopsy as part of a saturation biopsy protocol: a cohort study and review of the literature.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the prostate cancer (CaP) detection rate and morbidity of performing a transurethral resection biopsy of the prostate (TURBP) at the same time as a saturation biopsy (SBx). PATIENTS: A total of 102 men with previous negative transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) biopsies underwent a SBx under formal anaesthesia. Fifty-four [54 (52.9%)] had a combined SBx and TURBP (Group 1) and 48 (47.1%) had a SBx only (Group 2). RESULTS: The CaP detection rate in Group 1 was 38.9% (21/54), wh...Expand abstract
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