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Iatrogenic Extraprostatic Extension of Prostate Cancer From a Needle Biopsy

By Michael H. Johnson, Francesca Khani and Edward M. Schaeffer

Abstract

AbstractSeeding of prostate cancer along a needle biopsy track is a rare complication. The diagnosis of this presents a significant upstaging of the disease and profound potential changes to the treatment strategy. In this report, we present a 71 year-old male with otherwise low-risk prostate cancer on final pathology except for extraprostatic extension (EPE) along a probable needle track. We further review the relevant literature regarding this rare but important complication with prostate needle biopsy

Publisher: The Authors. Published by Elsevier Inc.
Year: 2015
DOI identifier: 10.1016/j.eucr.2015.01.011
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