Transperineal template-guided mapping biopsy of the prostate

Arjun Sivaraman, Rafael Sanchez-Salas, Eric Barret, Youness Ahallal, Francois Rozet, Marc Galiano, Dominique Prapotnich, Xavier Cathelineau

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Accurate diagnosis of prostate cancer has eluded clinicians for decades. With our current understanding of prostate cancer, urologists should devise and confidently present the available treatment options - active surveillance/radical treatment/focal therapy to these patients. The diagnostic modalities used for prostate cancer have the dual problem of false negativity and overdiagnosis. Various modifications in the prostate biopsy techniques have increased the accuracy of cancer detection, but we are still far from an ideal diagnostic technique. Transperineal template-guided mapping biopsy of the prostate is an exhaustive biopsy technique that has been improvised over the past decade, and has shown superior results to other available modalities. We have carried out a PubMed search on the available experiences on this diagnostic modality, and along with our own experiences, we present a brief review on transperineal template-guided mapping biopsy of the prostate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)146-151
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Urology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2015


  • Mapping biopsy
  • Prostate biopsy
  • Prostate cancer
  • Template guided biopsy
  • Transperineal biopsy


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