[The value of PSA follow-up in recurrent prostate carcinoma after radical prostatovesiculectomy]

F Trinkler, D Hauri
Helvetica Chirurgica Acta 1994, 60 (6): 1081-5
We report our experience in evaluating PSA-follow-up of patients treated with radical prostatectomy. Also PSA is the most sensitive available screening test for relapse after radical prostatectomy, it is not 100% specific for cancer relapse while this serum marker is not specific for prostate cancer. In our opinion, patients with biochemical relapse (PSA > 0.5 ng/l) should undergo an early restaging including biopsy of the anastomosis. In 57% of our patients with PSA > 1.0 ng/l two months after surgery we found clinical recurrence 27 months later on.

Full Text Links

Find Full Text Links for this Article


You are not logged in. Sign Up or Log In to join the discussion.

Trending Papers

Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Save your favorite articles in one place with a free QxMD account.


Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"