Complications of transrectal biopsy examination of the prostate

L. W. Dowlen, Norman L Block, V. A. Politano

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Abstract

A retrospective analysis of 158 transrectal prostatic needle biopsy examinations done in 140 patients from Jan 1, 1968, through April 30, 1972, showed 62 complications in 51 biopsies. Fourteen major complications occurred in 11 patients. Fever developed in 41 (26%) of the patients. A review of the literature dealing with complications of prostatic biopsy is given. The following recommendations are made: the use of the perineal approach whenever possible; the use of prophylactic antimicrobials; hospitalization for prostatic biopsy examination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1453-1456
Number of pages4
JournalSouthern Medical Journal
Volume67
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 1974

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Prostate
Biopsy
Needle Biopsy
Hospitalization
Fever

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Dowlen, L. W., Block, N. L., & Politano, V. A. (1974). Complications of transrectal biopsy examination of the prostate. Southern Medical Journal, 67(12), 1453-1456.

Complications of transrectal biopsy examination of the prostate. / Dowlen, L. W.; Block, Norman L; Politano, V. A.

In: Southern Medical Journal, Vol. 67, No. 12, 01.12.1974, p. 1453-1456.

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Dowlen, LW, Block, NL & Politano, VA 1974, 'Complications of transrectal biopsy examination of the prostate', Southern Medical Journal, vol. 67, no. 12, pp. 1453-1456.
Dowlen LW, Block NL, Politano VA. Complications of transrectal biopsy examination of the prostate. Southern Medical Journal. 1974 Dec 1;67(12):1453-1456.
Dowlen, L. W. ; Block, Norman L ; Politano, V. A. / Complications of transrectal biopsy examination of the prostate. In: Southern Medical Journal. 1974 ; Vol. 67, No. 12. pp. 1453-1456.
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