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Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira

versão impressa ISSN 0104-4230
versão On-line ISSN 1806-9282


CALVETE, Antonio Carlos et al. Extraprostatic disease prediction in patients with carcinoma of the prostate: role of PSA, prostatic biopsy fragments percentage and Gleason score. Rev. Assoc. Med. Bras. [online]. 2003, vol.49, n.3, pp.250-254. ISSN 0104-4230.

OBJECTIVE: To valuate the behavior of the prostatic biopsy fragments percentage, guided by transrectal ultrasonography in extraprostatic disease prediction in patients with localized adenocarcinoma of the prostate gland and, also, to compare the efficiency of this pattern with them got by the valuation of PSA and preoperative Gleason score. METHODS: This retrospective non-controlled study consisted of 522 patients with adenocarcinoma located in the prostate. They were submitted to surgical treatment through retropubic radical prostatectomy. The ages of the patients ranged from 42 to 76 years with a mean of 62.44 years. All of them were submitted to transrectal ultrasonography with prostatic biopsy (direct of the lesion and/or suspected area and sextant) previous to the radical surgical treatment. The 522 patients were divided in groups according to the positive fragments found by the biopsy, what was correlated with the anatomicpathologic findings of intraprostatic disease (limited to the gland) and extraprostatic (invasion periprostatic adiposity and/or the bladder neck and/or the seminal vesicles and/or positive pelvic lymph nodes) of the surgical specimen. RESULTS: Regarding the analysis of the positive fragments percentage, the groups G1 (0-25%), G2 (20-50%) and G3 (51-75%) showed an incidence of the intraprostatic disease two and three times greater than the extraprostatic one. However, when more than 75% of the biopsy fragments were positive (G4, 76-100%), the relation inverted occurring a predominance of the extraprostatic disease over the intraprostatic. In this group 56.98% of the patients showed extraprostatic disease. There was a statistically significant difference of the extraprostatic disease between the groups G3 and G4 (p 0.0068). CONCLUSION: When we compared the three inconstant to evaluate the efficiency order anticipating extraprostatic disease, we verified that the preoperative PSA was the most discriminated (p = 0.000000) followed by the Gleason score of prostatic biopsy (p = 0.000003) and by the positive biopsies percentage (p = 0.000574).

Palavras-chave : Prostate; Prostate-specific antigen; Prostatic neoplasm; Biopsy.

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