Title

Histological patterns and associated PSA levels for prostatic adenocarcinoma following brachytherapy.

Publication/Presentation Date

1-1-2009

Abstract

Changes in morphologic patterns over a time course following radiation and their corresponding PSA levels were investigated. A total of 60 patients with prostatic adenocarcinoma treated with brachytherapy between 1993 and 2003, who had at least one positive post-radiation biopsy, were evaluated for their morphologic patterns as well as the associated PSA levels. A total of 86 positive post-radiation biopsies were performed. There were 17 patients with more than 1 positive post-radiation biopsy and 43 patients with single positive biopsy. Among the 17 with more than 1 positive biopsy, the morphologic patterns of treatment effect were commonly followed by patterns without treatment effect on subsequent biopsies. The morphology without treatment effect followed by treatment effect was infrequent. Furthermore, over a time course, the later the positive post-radiation biopsy, the much more common the morphologic pattern without treatment effect was observed. Compared to the morphologic pattern with treatment effect, the morphology without treatment effect was associated with a significantly higher PSA level (mean 0.69 versus 2.78 ng/ml, p

Volume

205

Issue

12

First Page

843

Last Page

846

ISSN

1618-0631

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

19646822

Department(s)

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Document Type

Article

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