Prostate volume effect on Gleason score upgrading in active surveillance appropriate patients


Camur E., Coskun A., Kavukoglu O., Can U., KARA Ö., Camur A. D. , ...More

ARCHIVIO ITALIANO DI UROLOGIA E ANDROLOGIA, vol.91, no.2, pp.93-96, 2019 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 91 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.4081/aiua.2019.2.93
  • Title of Journal : ARCHIVIO ITALIANO DI UROLOGIA E ANDROLOGIA
  • Page Numbers: pp.93-96

Abstract

Introduction: Gleason Score (GS) upgrading rates in the literature are reported to be around 33-45%. The relationship between prostate volume and GS upgrading should be defined, aiming to reduce upgrading rates in patients with low risk groups who are eligible for active surveillance (AS) or minimally invasive treatment, by varying biopsy cores, or lengths of cores according to prostate volumes. In this regard, the aim of our study was to establish the relationship between prostate volume and GS upgrading.