Fine-Needle Aspiration of Soft-Tissue Masses in Prostatic Cancer Patients

  • J. D. Schmidt
  • J. J. Pollen
Part of the NATO Advanced Science Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 53)


Fine-needle aspiration cytology of soft-tissue masses can play a major role in both staging and monitoring of therapy for patients with prostatic cancer. The procedure is safe, inexpensive and easy to perform in outpatients. Since the lesion itself is not removed, it serves as an indicator to gauge the response of either local or systemic therapy. An interested and skilled cytopathologist and cytotechnologist are essential for this technique to be useful.


Prostatic Cancer Lidocaine Hydrochloride Skin Nodule Transurethral Prostatic Resection Serum Acid Phosphatase 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. D. Schmidt
    • 1
  • J. J. Pollen
    • 1
  1. 1.University of California Medical CenterSan DiegoUSA

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