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Prostate biopsy with HistoScanning

Written by: Dr. Carlos Núñez Mora
Edited by: Top Doctors®

¿When a biopsy is recommended


The prostate biopsy is the removal of a tissue sample of the Prostate for testing. Recommended if anomalies are observed during a rectal exam or if there are elevated prostate-specific antigen values ​​( PSA ) levels. The goal is early detection of any evidence of cancer. Is vitally important, as treating the disease in its initial stage promotes healing and reduces their aggressiveness further treatment.

¿, consisting in biopsy HistoScanning


HistoScanning is a method of diagnosis that can process data from a ultrasound transrectal. After performing a computer system scanner color indicates areas suspected of tumor, allowing to detect for a precise extraction of tissue samples for biopsy. Apply the use of biopsy HistoScanning achieves high identification rates of adenocarcinoma prostate with a precise location in the gland.

¿Since the patient for biopsy should be prepared


The HistoScanning followed by exploration with biopsy is sedation. The patient must maintain absolute diet for six hours prior to the intervention and if you take medication must inform the medical team.

¿There are side effects


After the biopsy Antibiotics are prescribed for three days in order to prevent infection. Often the appearance of blood in the urine or semen deposition during the first weeks. Provided that the quantities of blood are not excessive cause for concern not represent. If you encounter problems urinating or fever high physician should necessary to fall.

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By Dr. Carlos Núñez Mora

He is an expert in laparoscopic and robotic surgery. Accumulates over 15 years of experience after training centers Spain, United States, Netherlands and France, among other countries. He is currently a member of Urology of the Spanish Society of Surgical Oncology and between their experience highlights his time as Head of the Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery Urology Service of the Hospital Universitario de Getafe.

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