Morbidity with contemporary prostate biopsy

P. M. Desmond, J. Clark, I. M. Thompson, E. J. Zeidman, E. J. Mueller

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To determine the incidence of complications associated with contemporary prostate biopsy, a review of 670 men undergoing transrectal prostate biopsy using 18 gauge biopsy needles was conducted. Of the men 580 received 1 to 3 days of ciprofloxacin antibiotic prophylaxis. A total of 16 patients (2.1%) suffered complications of whom 4 (0.6%) required hospitalization. These data demonstrate the low morbidity associated with contemporary transrectal prostate biopsy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1425-1426
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Urology
Issue number5 I
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993


  • biopsy
  • complications
  • prostate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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    Desmond, P. M., Clark, J., Thompson, I. M., Zeidman, E. J., & Mueller, E. J. (1993). Morbidity with contemporary prostate biopsy. Journal of Urology, 150(5 I), 1425-1426.