Stage A prostatic adenocarcinoma - An artifact of detection
Stage A prostatic adenocarcinoma is defined as prostatic malignancy that cannot be identified by rectal examination and is identified only when an operative procedure is carried out for presumably benign prostatic outflow obstruction. With questions being raised as to the potential impact of transrectal prostatic ultrasonography on the detection of prostatic malignancy that is undefined by rectal examination, it is reasonable to ask whether stage A prostatic adenocarcinoma involves the same biologic hazard as clinically palpable prostatic malignancy or a lower risk. To address this question, several questions are posed. © 1989 Springer-Verlag.
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