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Urologists of the Navarre Clinic control the prostate cancer with focal therapy

Posted 01/31/2019 14:59:35CET


Clínice Universidad de Navarra Team Urology achieved 97% success in the control of prostate cancer-treated tumor and detected by biopsy of magnetic resonance and ultrasonic fusion, both avant-garde non-invasive procedures.

"Our team manages all the techniques available today for treating prostate cancer at all its stages," said the Da Vinci robot with one of the largest series of patients and hence with some of the greatest experiences. "Spain in this cancer" , said Coordinator of the Department of Urology at Bernardino Miñana Clinic.

Prostate cancer is the one with the highest incidence in the Spanish male population with more than 30,000 new patients per year and the highest number of cases in the entire population. Therefore, progress in early diagnosis and treatment was and remains a priority.

"The prostate cancer was the only solid tumor that could not be visualized using conventional recording techniques," an expert said to comment that the conventional diagnostic method to date was a blind transrectal biopsy.

So, as he argued, if the result was positive, the agreed treatment was a radical operation (total extrusion) of the prostate or radiotherapy in various variants. However, new diagnostic procedures by combining images with magnetic resonance and ultrasonic ultrasound enabled the perineum of biopsy of suspect areas.


Focal Therapy, applied only in the tumor zone, is a method directed specifically to unique and non-aggressive tumors, characterized by fusion biopsy. It is estimated to account for 20 percent of prostate cancer cases.

For the use of focal therapy, the technique of irreversible electroporation is used, which consists in the creation of an electrical field that protects the blood vessels and nervous tissue. It is applied by introducing through the perineum (the same path through which the biopsy was performed) with a string of needles placed at the margins of the lesion.

Through them there is an electrical current that destroys only the damaged tissue, allowing only a part of the prostate affected by the tumor to be treated and the area of ​​the healthy tissue remains intact. This procedure avoids the major adverse effects that can occur as a result of radical prostate surgery, among which the consequences of continence and erectile function are highlighted.

If the prostate tumor is spread or has multiple focal lengths, the indicated treatment is a radical operation by & quot; Da Vinci & quot; robotic system, a process that offers a "maximum guarantee" for urinary and sexual function preservation.

The choice of one or another therapy will always depend on the results obtained in the fusion biopsy that provides information on the presence or absence of the tumor, its position, the existence of one or more focal points and its aggressiveness.

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