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Comparison of complications rates between multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging-transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) fusion and systematic TRUS prost…

A new interesting article has been published in Abdom Radiol (NY). 2018 Sep 25. doi: 10.1007/s00261-018-1782-y. and titled:

Comparison of complications rates between multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging-transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) fusion and systematic TRUS prost…

Authors of this article are:
Queiroz MRG Falsarella PM Mariotti GC Lemos GC Baroni RH Mussi TC Garcia RG.

A summary of the article is shown below:
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare the complication rates between transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) systematic prostate biopsy and multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-TRUS fusion prostate biopsy techniques.MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a single-center retrospective study, institutional review board approved. Systematic TRUS and MRI-TRUS fusion prostate biopsy complication rates were compared in 967 men. A total of 319 patients were received systematic TRUS prostate biopsy and 648 patients underwent systematic TRUS + MRI-TRUS fusion prostate biopsy. Complications were divided into immediate (those that occurred during the hospital observation period) and late (those that occurred within 5 days after biopsy).RESULTS: Seventeen complications were observed in patients who received either a systematic prostate biopsy or MRI-TRUS fusion prostate biopsy. Severe complications were not observed in both groups. Among patients who underwent systematic prostate biopsy, 6 (1.9%) cases of complications were observed and between those who received MRI-TRUS fusion prostate biopsy 11 (1.7%) cases of complications after the procedure (p = 0.873) were observed, with no statistical difference between groups. Also, no statistical differences between early and late complication groups (p > 0.999) were observed.CONCLUSIONS: The complication rates were low in both groups, with no critical clinical outcomes and no significant difference of complication rates between systematic TRUS prostate biopsy and MRI-TRUS fusion prostate biopsy techniques.

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This article is a good source of information and a good way to become familiar with topics such as: Biopsy;Interventional;Magnetic resonance, imaging/methods;Prostatic neoplasms/diagnosis;Ultrasonography.

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