Followup of irradiated prostatic carcinoma by aspiration biopsy

J Urol. 1977 May;117(5):615-7. doi: 10.1016/s0022-5347(17)58555-9.


Of 66 patients with irradiated prostatic carcinoma 53 were controlled regularly by repeat aspiration biopsy every 6 months. Local sterilization was achieved in 43 per cent but the results of combined radiotherapy (endocrine therapy plus irradiation) were only 8 per cent more favorable than those in patients treated by radiotherapy alone. Thus, endocrine therapy is not warranted before the radiation effect is evaluated. Post-radiation treatment should be determined by the clinical and bioptic findings.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Biopsy, Needle
  • Cobalt Radioisotopes / therapeutic use
  • Diethylstilbestrol / therapeutic use
  • Estradiol / therapeutic use
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prognosis
  • Prostatic Neoplasms / drug therapy
  • Prostatic Neoplasms / pathology
  • Prostatic Neoplasms / radiotherapy*
  • Radioisotope Teletherapy


  • Cobalt Radioisotopes
  • Estradiol
  • Diethylstilbestrol