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Anatomy of the prostate

Robin De Roover, Wouter Crijns, Kenneth Poels, Ronald Peeters, Cédric Draulans, Karin Haustermans, Tom Depuydt
PURPOSE: Liquid fiducial markers have shown to be a promising alternative to solid gold markers in terms of imaging artifact reduction, patient comfort and compatibility with different imaging modalities. This study aims to investigate the performance of the novel BioXmark® liquid marker for state-of-the-art multi-modal imaging used in prostate cancer (PCa) radiotherapy, encompassing kV CT/CBCT, multi-parametric MRI and kV X-ray imaging. In addition, automatic detection of the liquid markers in X-ray imaging for prostate motion monitoring during treatment was investigated...
March 14, 2018: Medical Physics
Marie Audouin, Alexis Girshovich, Olivier Cussenot, Raphaele Renard-Penna
PURPOSE: Changes related to prostatic ageing include an increase of prostate volume and morphologic distortions of the prostatic edges in middle-aged and older men. These changes of the prostate exhibit a certain level of heterogeneity, which is clinically obvious for surgeons, radiologists, and anatomists, and which can be explained by the complex nature of the embryologic/anatomic development of the prostate. While the etiology of the median lobe has typically been attributed to a growth and protrusion of the prostatic area at the top of the utricle, we argue that this is not necessarily the case as intravesical protrusions of the prostate have also been observed laterally and anteriorly to the bladder neck, suggesting the involvement of other prostatic zones, thereby highlighting the need to refine the concept of the median lobe...
March 13, 2018: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
Joseph Acquaye, Michael S Borofsky
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: As benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) becomes a more common disease, there has been a dramatic rise in the number of investigational procedures being developed to manage it. We seek to present an overview of the most recently developed treatments and present clinical data related to application wherever available. RECENT FINDINGS: As a greater number of treatments become available for BPH, improved diagnostic testing could prove beneficial in helping guide patient selection...
March 9, 2018: Current Opinion in Urology
Daniele A Pizzuto, Julian Müller, Urs Mühlematter, Niels J Rupp, Antonia Töpfer, Ashkan Mortezavi, Hannes Nagel, Benedikt Kranzbühler, Daniel Eberli, Irene A Burger
PURPOSE: Given the good correlation between PSMA expression and intraglandular tumour aggressiveness based on immunohistochemistry, there is increasing interest in68 Ga-PSMA-11 PET/MRI for staging prostate cancer (PCA). Therefore, accurate knowledge of prostate anatomy as well as normal distribution of PSMA within the prostate gland is becoming essential. The aim of this study was to investigate the physiological intraprostatic distribution of68 Ga-PSMA-11. METHODS: We retrospectively analysed all patients who underwent a staging68 Ga-PSMA-11 PET/MRI scan between June 2016 and January 2018 for high-risk PCA, underwent radical prostatectomy in our institution, and gave written consent for further data analysis...
March 9, 2018: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
A van Nunen, P P G van der Toorn, T C G Budiharto, D Schuring
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Purpose of this study was to quantify the OAR dose for different position correction strategies, and to determine which strategy is most optimal for treating patients on the prostate and pelvic lymph nodes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: For 30 patients, four different treatment plans were made reflecting different correction strategies: online correction on bony anatomy; offline correction on bony anatomy; online correction on the prostate fiducials; using 1 cm margins around both CTVs...
February 28, 2018: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
Donika Plyku, Esther Mena, Steven P Rowe, Martin A Lodge, Zsolt Szabo, Steve Y Cho, Martin G Pomper, George Sgouros, Robert F Hobbs
PURPOSE: Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA), a type-II integral membrane protein highly expressed in prostate cancer, has been extensively used as a target for imaging and therapy. Among the available PET radiotracers, the low molecular weight agents that bind to PSMA are proving particularly effective. We present the dosimetry results for18 F-DCFPyL in nine patients with metastatic prostate cancer. METHODS: Nine patients were imaged using sequential PET/CT scans at approximately 1, 12, 35 and 70 min, and a final PET/CT scan at approximately 120 min after intravenous administration of 321 ± 8 MBq (8...
February 19, 2018: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Jeffrey Loh-Doyle, Mukul B Patil, Hari Sawkar, Kevin Wayne, Stuart D Boyd
BACKGROUND: After radical cystoprostatectomy (RC), postoperative erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common consequence with multiple contributing etiologies. The inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP) offers patients a definitive treatment option when ED is refractory to medical therapies. Because of the hostile postoperative anatomy of these patients, a careful surgical approach is necessary for successful outcomes and to avoid adjacent organ injury. To date, there is no series describing the outcomes of 3-piece IPP placement in patients with urinary diversions...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Sexual Medicine
Daniel Christidis, E Clarebrough, V Ly, M Perera, H Woo, N Lawrentschuk, D Bolton
PURPOSE: Prostatic artery embolization (PAE) has seen a recent increase in interest as a treatment for men with benign prostatic obstruction (BPO). The appeal of this intervention lies in reported reduction in morbidity and its minimally invasive nature. The purpose of this review is to assess the safety and efficacy of PAE as a new treatment in BPO and explore risks surrounding its performance. METHODS: A review of the literature was performed. Medical databases searched included PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane databases, limited to English, peer-reviewed articles...
February 14, 2018: World Journal of Urology
Joseph H Yacoub, Aytekin Oto
McNeal first described the zonal anatomy of the prostate about 40 years ago, outlining 4 zones of the prostate and defining their relation to the urethra and the ejaculatory ducts. The zonal anatomy remains the accepted model for describing the prostate and the zones are well-depicted on MR imaging, including the central zone, which until recently was grouped with the transition zone in the radiology literature. An accurate understanding of the zonal anatomy and periprostatic anatomy is key for accurate interpretation of the prostate MR imaging...
March 2018: Radiologic Clinics of North America
Cristian M Suárez-Santana, Eva Sierra, Josue Díaz-Delgado, Daniele Zucca, Yara Bernaldo de Quirós, Raquel Puig-Lozano, Nakita Câmara, Jesús De la Fuente, Antonio Espinosa de Los Monteros, Miguel Rivero, Manuel Arbelo, Antonio Fernández
The prostate is the only accessory male genital gland described in cetaceans. Although few studies describe the gross and histologic anatomy of the prostate in cetaceans, there is no information on pathological findings involving this organ. The prostate glands of 45 cetaceans, including 8 different odontocete species ( n = 44) and 1 mysticete, were evaluated. The main pathologic diagnoses were verminous prostatitis, septic prostatitis, viral prostatitis, benign prostatic hyperplasia, and prostatitis of unknown etiology...
January 1, 2018: Veterinary Pathology
Purva Joshi, Anjali Sehrawat, Yoed Rabin
PURPOSE: This study aims at the evaluation of a prototype of a computerized trainer for cryosurgery-the controlled destruction of cancer tumors by freezing. The hypothesis in this study is that computer-based cryosurgery training for an optimal cryoprobe layout is essentially a matter of exposure time, rather than trainee background or the specific computer-generated planning target. Key geometric features under considerations are associated with spatial limitations on cryoprobes placement and the match between the resulted thermal field and the unique anatomy of the prostate...
February 2, 2018: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
Filippo Pederzoli, Jeffrey D Campbell, Hotaka Matsui, Nikolai A Sopko, Trinity J Bivalacqua
BACKGROUND: Sexual dysfunction after radical cystectomy (RC) is a frequent, though commonly overlooked symptom for both men and women. Improved oncological outcomes and the rising number of bladder cancer survivors mandate physicians to closely address and evaluate post-surgical sexual dysfunction and offer goal-directed treatment. Improvements in RC surgical techniques that promote post-operative sexual function have been proposed, alongside new quality-of-life inventories and sexual function therapeutic options; however, rigorous studies in the field are lacking...
January 19, 2018: Sexual Medicine Reviews
Pat F Fulgham
PURPOSE: The purpose this study is to evaluate the efficacy of multiparametric ultrasound-targeted biopsies in patients undergoing initial biopsy of the prostate for the suspicion of prostate cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 167 patients who are biopsy naïve underwent multiparametric ultrasound-targeted biopsy of the prostate. All patients had a transrectal ultrasound which included gray-scale evaluation and color Doppler evaluation. 12-core biopsies were performed on all patients, based on sextant anatomy; however, all cores were directed toward visually abnormal areas of the prostate as identified by multiparametric ultrasound, when such areas were present...
January 24, 2018: World Journal of Urology
Angela U Pathmanathan, Nicholas J van As, Linda G W Kerkmeijer, John Christodouleas, Colleen A F Lawton, Danny Vesprini, Uulke A van der Heide, Steven J Frank, Simeon Nill, Uwe Oelfke, Marcel van Herk, X Allen Li, Kathryn Mittauer, Mark Ritter, Ananya Choudhury, Alison C Tree
Radiation therapy to the prostate involves increasingly sophisticated delivery techniques and changing fractionation schedules. With a low estimated α/β ratio, a larger dose per fraction would be beneficial, with moderate fractionation schedules rapidly becoming a standard of care. The integration of a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner and linear accelerator allows for accurate soft tissue tracking with the capacity to replan for the anatomy of the day. Extreme hypofractionation schedules become a possibility using the potentially automated steps of autosegmentation, MRI-only workflow, and real-time adaptive planning...
February 1, 2018: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Yoshiyuki Katsuta, Noriyuki Kadoya, Yukio Fujita, Eiji Shimizu, Kenichi Matsunaga, Kinya Sawada, Haruo Matsushita, Kazuhiro Majima, Keiichi Jingu
Log file-based methods are attracting increasing interest owing to their ability to validate volumetric-modulated arc therapy outputs with high resolution in the leaf and gantry positions and in delivered dose. Cross-validation of these methods for comparison with measurement-based methods using the ionization chamber/ArcCHECK-3DVH software (version 3.2.0) under the same conditions of treatment anatomy and plan enables an efficient evaluation of this method. In this study, with the purpose of cross-validation, we evaluate the accuracy of a log file-based method using Elekta log files and an X-ray voxel Monte Carlo dose calculation technique in the case of leaf misalignment during prostate volumetric-modulated arc therapy...
December 2017: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
Li-Wen Chang, Sheng-Chun Hung, Ju-Chuan Hu, Kun-Yuan Chiu
BACKGROUND/AIM: We attempted to evaluate the association of early continence outcome of Retzius-sparing robotic assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) and bladder neck descent with postoperative cystography. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From November 2014 to December 2015, 30 patients with prostate cancer who received Retzius-sparing LRP/ RARP were compared to 30 patients that received retropubic approach RARP with propensity score matching analysis. Cystogram was used to evaluate the bladder neck descent using the bladder neck to pubic symphysis (BNPS) ratio and the continence state was evaluated...
January 2018: Anticancer Research
Lisandro Negrete, Francisco Brusa
Here, we describe two new species of land planarians of the genera Pasipha and Imbira from the Atlantic Forest of Argentina: Pasipha quirogai sp. nov. and Imbira negrita sp. nov. Their external features and internal anatomy distinguish them from their congeners. Pasipha quirogai sp. nov. is about 40mm long, characterized by brown beige dorsal pigmentation with a golden yellow median band and thin graphite black para-median stripes, cylindrical pharynx, extrabulbar prostatic vesicle with paired proximal portion, male atrium with small folds in its proximal part, and female canal opening into the dorso-caudal wall of the female atrium...
December 4, 2017: Zootaxa
Li Xiaoqiang, Zhang Xuerong, Liu Juan, Bechu Shelley Mathew, Yin Xiaorong, Wan Qin, Luo Lili, Zhu Yingying, Luo Jun
BACKGROUND: Catheter-related bladder discomfort (CRBD) to an indwelling urinary catheter is defined as a painful urethral discomfort, resistant to conventional opioid therapy, decreasing the quality of postoperative recovery. According to anatomy, the branches of sacral somatic nerves form the afferent nerves of the urethra and bladder triangle, which deriving from the ventral rami of the second to fourth sacral spinal nerves, innervating the urethral muscles and sphincter of the perineum and pelvic floor; as well as providing sensation to the penis and clitoris in males and females, which including the urethra and bladder triangle...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Mark W Little, Andrew C Macdonald, Phil Boardman, Mark J Bratby, Suzie Anthony, Mohammed Hadi, Charles R Tapping
PURPOSE: To determine the effects of sublingual glyceryl trinitrate (GTN) on the quality of planning computed tomography (CT) angiography performed prior to prostate artery embolization (PAE). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed on patients who had previously undergone CT angiography before a procedure for PAE at our institution. Early CT angiography studies for PAE at our single center had initially been performed without GTN. These were compared to subsequent CT angiography studies that had been performed with GTN, after a previously implemented change in practice...
February 2018: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
Juliette Moreau, Julian Biau, Jean-Louis Achard, Ivan Toledano, Charles Benhaim, Fabrice Kwiatkowski, Geneviève Loos, Michel Lapeyre
Purpose Prostate motion occurs during radiotherapy for localized prostate cancer. We evaluated the input of intraprostatic fiducials for image-guided radiation therapy and compared it with bony anatomy and skin marks. Methods Eleven patients were implanted with three fiducial markers in the prostate. Daily sets of orthogonal kV-kV images were compared with digitally reconstructed radiography. Data were recorded for skin marks, bony anatomy, and fiducial markers. The variations were analyzed along three principal axes (left-right: LR, superoinferior: SI, and anteroposterior: AP)...
October 12, 2017: Curēus
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