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Aspiration Biopsy in the Diagnosis of Prostatic Carcinoma: the Importance of Cytological Malignancy Grading in Prognostic Judgement and Choice of Therapy

  • P. L. Esposti

Abstract

Transrectal aspiration biopsy of the prostate, introduced by Franzèn et al. [1] at Radiumhemmet in the late 1950s has been accepted as a fast, safe and accurate procedure. At Karolinska Hospital this procedure has become routine in the last 25 years in the diagnosis of prostatic carcinoma [2].

Keywords

Prostatic Carcinoma Aspiration Biopsy Malignancy Grade Needle Guide Karolinska Hospital 
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  • P. L. Esposti

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