II color-Doppler nelle neoplasie prostatiche. Confronto con la biopsia con ago tranciante per via perineale sotto controllo ecografico

Translated title of the contribution: Color-Doppler and prostatic neoplasm: Comparison with ultrasound guided perineal biopsy performed using cutting needles

F. M. Solivetti, D. Bacaro, N. Nasrollah, D. Quintigliano, C. Paganelli, R. D'Ascenzo

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Abstract

76 patients underwent ultrasound guided prostatic biopsy performed using cutting needle for the suspicion of prostatic neoplasm. All the patients preliminary underwent color-Doppler examination of the suspicious nodules already diagnosed by B-mode ultrasonography. 64 prostatic neoplasms (84%) were histologically diagnosed. Only 40 out of them had a significant signal at color-Doppler with a sensitivity of 62% which is lower than other reported studies on literature. Specificity, on the contrary was about 91%. There was a low direct correlation between the grading of the neoplasm and the color flow mapping while anyone was revealed between tumour size and color signal. Only in one case color-Doppler examination revealed a suspicions area not seen on B-mode ultrasonography; it resulted to be a cancer by means histology. The use of color-Doppler has net significantly prolonged the lenght of standard examination. Color-Doppler shows to be quite useful in the diagnosis of prostatic neoplasm but it cannot be easily considered for clinical practice till now.

Translated title of the contributionColor-Doppler and prostatic neoplasm: Comparison with ultrasound guided perineal biopsy performed using cutting needles
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)27-30
Number of pages4
JournalGiornale Italiano di Ultrasonologia
Volume8
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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