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Table 2 Clinical and histological characteristics of patients exhibiting biochemical recurrence (BR)

From: Extent of positive surgical margins following radical prostatectomy: impact on biochemical recurrence with long-term follow-up

  Total PSM fPSM ePSM p
N 54 14 40  
Mean PSA 9.0 6.4 9.5 0.001
pT Stage
 pT2 n (%) 31 (57.4) 9 (64.3) 22 (55.0) 0.081
 pT3a n (%) 23 (42.6) 5 (35.7) 18 (45.0) 0.010
Gleason score pG
 pG ≤ 6 n (%) 17 (31.5) 2 (14.3) 15 (37.5) 0.002
 pG = 3 + 4 n (%) 19 (35.2) 6 (42.9) 13 (32.5) 0.023
 pG = 4 + 3 n (%) 13 (24.0) 4 (28.6) 9 (22.5) 0.097
 pG ≥ 8 n (%) 5 (9.3) 2 (14.2) 3 (7.5) 0.174
  1. fPSM focal positive surgical margin, ePSM extensive positive surgical margin, PSA prostate-specific antigen