prostatic massage


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pros·tat·ic mas·sage

1. manual expression of prostatic secretions by digital rectal technique;
2. the emptying of prostatic acini and ducts by repeated downward compression maneuvers, for treatment of various congestive and inflammatory prostatic conditions.

pros·tat·ic mas·sage

(pros-tat'ik mă-sahzh')
1. Manual expression of prostatic secretions by digital rectal technique.
2. The emptying of prostatic sinuses and ducts by repeated downward compression maneuvers; used in the treatment of various congestive and inflammatory prostatic conditions.
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Sensitivity was lowest (19%-30%) in the only study in which urine was collected without previous prostatic massage or previous biopsy.
In 9 of 13 studies evaluating DNA- or RNA-based markers, prostatic massage or palpation was performed with the idea of increasing the sensitivity.
Clinical relevance of genetic instability in prostatic cells obtained by prostatic massage in early prostate cancer.
DNA-based detection of prostate cancer in urine after prostatic massage. Urology 2001;58:335-8.
Routine Digital Rectal Examination (DRE) does not appear to elevate PSA levels but vigorous prostatic massage (1.5-2 times) 4& needle biopsy of prostate does.