Prostate biopsy

Specialty of Urology

Prostate biopsy is a test that involves obtaining small samples of the prostate to see if this growth is benign or malignant. Thus, it is possible to determine and ascertain whether or not the patient has prostate cancer. During the process, the doctor inserts a needle through the wall of the rectum into the prostate. When removing the needle, a small cylinder of prostate tissue is removed. This action is repeated 8 to 18 times, although in general the most common is to be performed 12 times. To carry out the test, which lasts only 10 minutes, the patient will need to have taken antibiotics the days before and the day after surgery to prevent infection.

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