Prostate biopsy

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Test description

It is a surgical technique that is practiced in outpatient operating room and can be performed under sedation. Its purpose is the study by biopsy of the prostate abnormalities (alterations PSA), to differentiate between benign disease and those that are not, ie, whether or not there is prostate cancer. The technique involves using a fine needle puncture under ultrasound guidance and the prostate through the perineum to obtain several samples of prostate tissue to study. For testing required advance preparation to cleanse the bowel, administer antibiotics and if taking anticoagulants, aspirin or similar treatment, you should talk to your doctor.