Main Article Content
Objective : To study the usage of transrectal ultrasonography
Design: Prospective, descriptive study
Setting : Ultrasonography room and Surgical OPD, Srinagarind hosptial, of Medicine, Khon Kaen University
Subjects : Patients who had problem of prostate gland between November 1997 and September 1998
Data collection : Protocol Measurement : Descriptive statistics, including number, means, and percentages
Results : There were 34 patients. Their age ranged from 29 to 85 years (means 59.48 years). Ultrasonography
Diagnoses were the same as the clinical diagnoses in every case. Most ultrasonography diagnoses were similar to final diagnoses, except 4 cases. Instead of BPH, one case was prostatic abscess, two cases were prostatitis, and the last was prostatic cancer.
Conclusions: Transrectal ultrasonography had high efficiency to examine the pelvic organs, esp. prostate gland. Instead of blind biopsy, trransrectal ultrasonography provided visual biopsy of prostate gland.
Keywords: (1) Transrectal
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.