The Significance and Role of Transrectal Ultrasonography in Detection of Prostatic Carcinoma.
AbstractA longitudinal study was carried out at the Department of Radiology , Oncology and Urology , Kind Edward Medical College, Lahore (Pakistan) with the collaboration of PMRC Research Centre, Mayo Hospital Lahore. 25 patients with average age of 55 years and a clinical suspicion of Ca prostate were examined by TRUS and a provisional diagnosis of Ca made which was subsequently proven by a histopathology. TRUS yielded erosion of prostatic capsule and more than 7mm focal defects in the peripheral zone in 19(76%) patients, less than 7mm focal defects were present in two (8%) patients. Four patients (16%) had more than 7mm hyperechoic and hypoechoic foci in the central zone of Prostate in five (20%) cases seminal vesicles were eroded by carcinoma of the prostate. Transrectal Ultrasonography revealed a high yield of Ca prostate and proved its veracity to be a significant method for early detection and management of Ca prostate.
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