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Table 2 Complications, cancer detection rate and VAS between the trans-perineal (TP) and trans-rectal prostate (TR) biopsy

From: Comparisons of cancer detection rate and complications between transrectal and transperineal prostate biopsy approaches - a single center preliminary study

  TP (n = 130) TR (n = 108) P value
Gross hematuria 7/130(5.3%) 15/108(13.8%) 0.024#
Urine retention 4/130(3%) 9/108(12.0%) 0.076#
Perineal hematoma 2/130(1.5%) 0/101 0.196#
Epididymitis 0/130 1/108(0.9%) 0.272#
Prostatitis 1/130(0.7%) 5/108(4.6%) 0.059#
UTI 3/130(2.2%) 13/108(12.0%) 0.003#
Fever > 38.5 0/130 7/108(6.4%) 0.003#
Sepsis 0/130 7/108(6.4%) 0.015#
Hospitalization for complication 0/130 8/108(7.4%) 0.008#
VAS [25–75%] 3[2–4] 3[3–4] 0.239
Cancer detection rate 58/130(45%) 53/108(49%) 0.492#
  1. UTI urinary tract infection, VAS Visual analog score. #: Chi-square test. : Mann-Whitney test