Morbidity with contemporary prostate biopsy

P. M. Desmond, Joseph Y. Clark, I. M. Thompson, E. J. Zeidman, E. J. Mueller

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To determine the incidence of complications associated with contemporary prostate biopsy, a review of 670 men undergoing transrectal prostate biopsy using 18 gauge biopsy needles was conducted. Of the men 580 received 1 to 3 days of ciprofloxacin antibiotic prophylaxis. A total of 16 patients (2.1%) suffered complications of whom 4 (0.6%) required hospitalization. These data demonstrate the low morbidity associated with contemporary transrectal prostate biopsy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1425-1426
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Urology
Issue number5 I
StatePublished - 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Urology


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