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Sensitivity and specificity of sextant biopsies in the detection of prostate cancer: preliminary report.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Urology
0090-4295
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
54
Issue
3
Pages
486–489
Identifiers
PMID: 10475359
Source
Medline

Abstract

Sextant biopsies are fairly sensitive for the detection of tumors greater than 2 cc and those in the peripheral zone; however, repeat biopsies should be strongly considered in patients with a high clinical suspicion for prostate cancer and negative initial sextant biopsies.

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