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From Brexit to TRexit: Transperineal biopsies pose a challenge to the traditional transrectal biopsy method

July 26, 2019
  • By: Charlie Schmidt, Editor, Harvard Medical School Annual Report on Prostate Diseases

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Robert Thomas
July 31, 2019

The TRUS biopsy is a very painful test. Is it because of the convenience factor that doctors do not usually put patients under general anesthesia? This is done for a colonoscopy so why not for this painful procedure? Can a patient request general anesthesia for this biopsy?

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