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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 4-11

Transrectal high-intensity focused ultrasound for the treatment of prostate cancer: Past, present, and future

Department of Urology, University of Perugia, Italy

Correspondence Address:
Luigi Mearini
Department of Urology, University of Perugia, Perugia - 06100
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0970-1591.60436

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Upon a review of recently published articles on high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) in the treatment of prostate cancer, we evaluated the current status of HIFU as a primary treatment option for localized prostate cancer and its use as salvage therapy when radiation failed. We also briefly discuss current issues in indications, definition of response, and finally the future of HIFU development.

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