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Incidental carcinoma of the prostate
Article published in Urologia Polska 1991/44/4.


Tadeusz Zajączkowski, Johannes Becker, Winfried Straube, Werner Schlake
Z Oddziału Urologicznego Marienhospital Essen Kierownik Oddziału: prof. dr med. W. Straube
Z Instytutu Patologii Gelsenkirchen
Dyrektor: prof. dr med. W. Schlake


The article is based on a 2-year observation of 671 patients operated on benigne prostate hyperplasia. In 47 cases (7.0%) there was diagnosed carcinoma. The authors demonstrated a significant correlation between different sectioning techniąues. There were 3.8%r incidental carcinomas on routine sectioning and 1.1.6°/o on step-sectioning. In patients with incidental carcinoma repeat resection „second look TUR\" should be performed to avoid upstaging.


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dr med. Tadeusz Zajączkowski, 4300 Essen 12, RFN, Hospital Str. 24, Marienhospital, Urologische Abteilung.