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Abnormal Digital Rectal Examination

  • James Duthie
  • Helen Freeborn
  • Declan G. Murphy
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Abstract

Despite advances in imaging techniques, and evaluation of blood and urine markers, the digital rectal examination (DRE) remains a cornerstone of the urological assessment. Barriers to effective DRE remain embarrassment (of both the patient, and the clinician), lack of thorough assessment (the “nominal” examination), and a lack of experience causes misinterpretation of results. An abnormal DRE almost always requires further investigation.

Keywords

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Seminal Vesicle Lower Urinary Tract Symptom Digital Rectal Examination Prostate Cancer Screening 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James Duthie
    • 1
  • Helen Freeborn
    • 1
  • Declan G. Murphy
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Cancer Surgery, Peter MacCallum Cancer CentreUniversity of MelbourneEast MelbourneAustralia

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