L'ecografia transrettale nella diagnosi precoce del carcinoma prostatico: utilizzo di una nuova manovra ecografica con sonda endorettale.

Translated title of the contribution: Transrectal ultrasonography in the early diagnosis of prostate carcinoma: use of a new ultrasonography technique with endorectal probe

M. Sperandeo, G. Sperandeo, A. Varriale, M. La Viola, A. Perta, M. Morcaldi, L. Dimitri, A. Camagna

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Seventy-80% of prostatic carcinoma develops in the peripheral gland. Transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) has the capacity to identify nodules or hypoechogenic areas in the peripheral zone, suspected to be carcinoma. We describe a new echographic technic with endorectal probe (target compression test), to study hypoechogenic areas or nodules in the peripheral gland, during TRUS examination. Thirty-three patients, aged 49-77 years, with prostatic peripheral hypoechoic lesion at transrectal ultrasound, were studied. All patients underwent prostatic biopsy. Ten of the 11 positive patients (non compressible lesion) at the target compression test resulted to be affected by adenocarcinoma. Only 3 of the 22 negative patients (compressible lesion) at the target compression test resulted to be affected by adenocarcinoma. Even if our data have to be confirmed by further studies, they suggest that the target compression test may be a useful complementary test, during TRUS, in the evaluation of hypoechogenic areas in the peripheral gland.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)200-204
Number of pages5
JournalArchivio Italiano di Urologia e Andrologia
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2000


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology
  • Urology

Cite this