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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Prostate Biopsy Types
My husband has a PSA of 6.8 and a biopsy has been advised. We are told that there are 2 types of biopsy - trans-rectal with sonar and trans-perineal. The latter making up to 16 tissue samples possible. Which would you recommend?
In most instances transrectal biopsies are performed with ultrasound guidance. The number of biopsies vary with the urologist performing the procedure but generally vary from 6 to 10. Some however do more. I hope this information is helpful to you.
Martin I Resnick, MD
Formerly, Professor of Urology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University