Iatrogenic Extraprostatic Extension of Prostate Cancer From a Needle Biopsy

Michael H. Johnson, Francesca Khani, Edward M. Schaeffer

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

1 Scopus citations


Seeding of prostate cancer along a needle biopsy track is a rare complication. The diagnosis of this presents a significant upstaging of the disease and profound potential changes to the treatment strategy. In this report, we present a 71 year-old male with otherwise low-risk prostate cancer on final pathology except for extraprostatic extension (EPE) along a probable needle track. We further review the relevant literature regarding this rare but important complication with prostate needle biopsy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-58
Number of pages3
JournalUrology Case Reports
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2015


  • Biopsy
  • Extraprostatic extension
  • Prostate cancer


Dive into the research topics of 'Iatrogenic Extraprostatic Extension of Prostate Cancer From a Needle Biopsy'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this