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Year : 1993  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 7-10

Comparison of transrectal ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging and computerized tomography in the staging of carcinoma prostate


Department of Urology, All Institute of Medical Sciences and Department of Nuclear Medicine, INMAS, Delhi, India

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S N Wadhwa
Department of Urology, All Institute of Medical Sciences and Department of Nuclear Medicine, INMAS, Delhi
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A study of 15 cases, of histologically proved patients of carcinoma prostate is presented with a view to evaluate the relative roles of transrectal ultrasound (TRUS), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computerized tomography (CT) in staging the disease. Using capsular breach, bladder base infiltration and seminal vesicle involvement as parameters, for comparison, MRI was found to be superior to TRUS and CT in detecting periprostatic disease. In context of evaluation of gross lymph node enlargement both MRI and CT were comparable. Of the 15 patients, 3 underwent radical prostatectomy and the histopathological findings correlated with the preoperative staging


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