The cribriform morphology impairs Gleason 7 prostate cancer lesion detection on multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging

Kazan O., Gunduz N., Kir G., Iplikci A., Dogan M. B., Cecikoglu G. E., ...More

Prostate, vol.83, no.4, pp.331-339, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 83 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/pros.24465
  • Journal Name: Prostate
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, Gender Studies Database, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.331-339
  • Keywords: cribriform, detectability, mpMRI, PIRADS
  • Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated: No


© 2022 Wiley Periodicals LLC.Background: Prostate multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) is a useful tool for the detection of tumor lesions however, some clinically significant lesions are still missed. We determined whether the cribriform pattern has an effect on lesion detection in mpMRI. Methods: We reviewed the single-institution database of the patients who underwent mpMRI before radical prostatectomy. We included the patients only with the Gleason 7 final pathology of open radical prostatectomy with curative intent between 2016 and 2021. Prostatectomy mappings according to the 16-sector map and cribriform patterns were re-evaluated by two genitourinary pathologists. Prostate mpMRIs were read by two genitourinary radiologists. If the index and nonindex lesions in pathology mapping were matched with mpMRI as Prostate Imaging Reporting and Data System-3 or higher, it was defined as detectable. We compared the detection rates of lesions with and without cribriform morphology. In regression analysis, we also assessed the factors affecting the detectability of prostate cancer lesions. Results: A total of 120 patients and 157 lesions were included in our study. While 52 of 83 cribriform pattern positive lesions could be detected in mpMRI, 59 of 74 cribriform pattern negative lesions could be detected (62.7% vs. 79.7%, respectively, p = 0.019). The lesions were also distributed homogeneously according to diameters and analyzed separately. All lesions between 21 and 30 mm with the negative cribriform pattern were detected on mpMRI. However, only 77.8% of cribriform pattern positive lesions between 21 and 30 mm could be detected (p = 0.034). The Higher D'Amico risk group and the absence of cribriform morphology were independent predictors for the lesion detection on mpMRI. Conclusion: The presence of cribriform pattern in Gleason 7 prostate cancer lesions decreases the lesion detection rate of mpMRI.