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Results of radical prostatectomy performed in patients with and above age specific ranges of PSA (AS PSA)
Article published in Urologia Polska 2005/58/4.


Mieczysław Fryczkowski, Zofia Krauze-Balwińska, Andrzej Paradysz, Tomasz Pawlikowski, Maciej Szczębara
Katedra i Klinika Urologii w Zabrzu ¦l±skiej Akademii Medycznej w Katowicach
Kierownik kliniki: prof. dr hab. Mieczysław Fryczkowski


prostate, prostate cancer, AS PSA, radical prostatectomy


The risk of prostate cancer progression in patients after radical prostatectomy (RP), who had TPSA within the limits of AS PSA before the operation, is similar to the patients with TPSA Ł4 ng/ml. It is lower than in patients with higher TPSA. The aim of this paper was to provide comparative evaluation of the results in these two separate groups.
materials and methods
25 (19.1%) patients with AS PSA (first group) have been subjected to analysis as well as 106 (80.9%) patients with higher values of T PSA (second group). The analysis encompassed clinical factors (age, recurrencer, metastases, deaths) and morphological ones (Gleason Grading Scale - GS, the rate of histopathological changes in prostate together with surgical margin). Follow-up ranged from 7 to 108 months (42.1 months on average).
It has been stated that patients with AS PSA had substantially lower rate of advanced forms of prostate cancer. However, no differences in clinical and morphological progression after the operation have been reported as compared to the patients of the second group. A strong independent factor affecting progression in both groups was GS with a border value 7.
1. Prostate cancer in the first group of patients is characterized by statistically significant lower rate of clinically advanced forms.
2. No statistically significant differences have been reported within the field of progression between patients both groups.
3. GS value with its border value of 7 which is significant factor which increased the rate of advanced forms of PC and the risk of progression in both analyzed patients groups.
4. Summary value of Gleason scale with border value > 7 is a significant factor which influenced the rate of clinically advanced forms, and progression of PC. It also reduced 5-year survival time in both analyzed groups of patients.


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