Prostate Biopsy Techniques

  • Katsuto Shinohara
Part of the Current Clinical Urology book series (CCU)


Prostate biopsy has evolved to the current transrectal ultrasound—guided, multiple systematic biopsy scheme. In this chapter, the basics of prostate biopsy, and various current biopsy procedures including transrectal, transperineal, and transurethral are discussed. Biopsy techniques in special patient groups, such as biopsy after radical prostatectomy and abdominoperineal resection of the rectum, are also discussed.


prostate biopsy transrectal ultrasonography transrectal biopsy transperineal biopsy local recurrence anesthesia abdominoperineal resection 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Katsuto Shinohara
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  1. 1.Department of Urology and Mt. Zion/Comprehensive Cancer CenterUniversity of California, San FranciscoSan Francisco

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