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What Does The Following Ultrasonography Report Mean?

I just want to know what homogeneous echo pattern means (the ultrasonography diagnosis of the urinary bladder says: free. Enlarged prostate reaching 70 ml with homogeneous echo pattern) of a 66 year old man having average size kidneys, pancreas, gall bladder, spleen, and liver
Thu, 16 Apr 2015
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Hello and welcome to HCM,
The ultrasound of pelvis detects an enlarged prostate gland.
Prostate gland is commonly enlarged in middle aged and elderly males.
The next step is to determine the levels of PSA (prostatic specific antigen).
PSA levels are done to differentiate between benign and malignant prostatic enlargement.
Thus, I suggest you to consult an urologist for clinical assessment and PSA levels.
In case the PSA is within normal limits, a biopsy followed by removal of enlarged prostate will be sufficient.
In case PSA is elevated, further investigations will be required to look for evidence of malignancy.

Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja Puri
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What Does The Following Ultrasonography Report Mean?

Hello and welcome to HCM, The ultrasound of pelvis detects an enlarged prostate gland. Prostate gland is commonly enlarged in middle aged and elderly males. The next step is to determine the levels of PSA (prostatic specific antigen). PSA levels are done to differentiate between benign and malignant prostatic enlargement. Thus, I suggest you to consult an urologist for clinical assessment and PSA levels. In case the PSA is within normal limits, a biopsy followed by removal of enlarged prostate will be sufficient. In case PSA is elevated, further investigations will be required to look for evidence of malignancy. Thanks and take care Dr Shailja Puri