Abnormal Digital Rectal Examination
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.
KeywordsBenign Prostatic Hyperplasia Seminal Vesicle Lower Urinary Tract Symptom Digital Rectal Examination Prostate Cancer Screening
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