Prostate specific antigen (PSA) kinetics after 125I seed implantation (permanent Brachytherapy) for localized prostate cancer

Shin Ebara, D. Manabe, Ryuta Tanimoto, Kohei Edamura, Yasuyuki Kobayashi, T. Saika, Yasutomo Nasu, H. Kumon, T. Katayama, M. Takemoto, Susumu Kanazawa

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Abstract

PSA bounce (over 0.1ng/ml) was observed in 25.7% of patients (18 of 70) within 30 month after brachytherapy in our series. Several reports demonstrated that PSA bounce was observed in 30-50% of patients, observed within 2 years after brachytherapy and continued following 1 year. PSA bounce should be considered when assessing a patient with a rising PSA level before PSA nadir was achieved 4-5 years after brachytherapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)641-645
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Radiology
Volume52
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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