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Histopathological diagnoses and patterns in transrectal ultrasound-guided prostatic biopsy series from a large tertiary care center in Saudi Arabia


 Department of Urology, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Ali A Alsulihem,
Department of Urology, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, P O Box: 31465, Riyadh 11497
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/UA.UA_78_20

Aim: The aim of the study was to report our transrectal ultrasound (TRUS)-guided prostatic biopsy histopathological diagnoses and clinical findings in our prostate cancer patients in a tertiary care center. Methods: We have reviewed our TRUS biopsy series done in our department from January 2011 to December 2016. We reviewed our patient's prebiopsy prostate-specific antigen (PSA) findings and the histopathological diagnoses and determined the clinical and pathological features of prostate cancer patients in our series. Results: A total of 398 patients underwent 12 core TRUS biopsies. Benign prostatatic hyperplasia was found in 48.5% of the patients and prostate cancer was found in 113 patients (28.4%). Among them, metastatic prostate cancer was found in 51.7% of them. High Gleason score (8–10) was found in 56.6% and a PSA of more than 20 was found in 63.3% of the patients. Conclusion: We recommend a mass public awareness program to encourage our patients to seek early prostate cancer screening and to alert the medical community to encourage more awareness of prostate cancer screening.


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