Table 1: The histological characteristics of the 27 prostate cancers identified in the 81 RCP specimens.

Number of patientsSignificant tumourTumour at apexPositive SM
(% of total) (% of total) (% of total) (% of total)

T stage (TNM)
 pT1a1 (3.7)0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
 pT2a7 (25.9)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)
 pT2b2 (7.4)1 (3.7)0 (0)0 (0)
 pT2c14 (51.8)9 (33.3)7 (25.9)1 (3.7)
 pT3a3 (11.1)3 (11.1)3 (11.1)1 (3.7)

Total27 (100)13 (48.1)10 (37.0)2 (7.4)

Gleason score
 2–619 (70.3)3 (11.1)2 (7.4)0 (0)
 77 (25.9)9 (33.3)7 (25.9)1 (3.7)
 8–101 (3.7)1 (3.7)1 (3.7)1 (3.7)

Total27 (100)13 (48.1)10 (37.0)2 (7.4)

Lymph node classification
 N027 (100)
 N10 (0)