Table 1

 Clinical and pathological findings in 86 margin positive patients

Characteristics and measures (n = 86)N (%) or median (range)
PIN, prostate intraepithelial neoplasia; PSA, prostate specific antigen.
Age62 (45–76)
Preoperative PSA (ng/ml)7.4 (3–150)
Prostate weight (g)38 (18–149)
Findings of radical prostatectomy specimen
Primary Gleason grade (G1)
    25 (5.8%)
    356 (65.1%)
    421 (24.4%)
    54 (4.7%)
Secondary Gleason grade (G2)
    28 (9.3%)
    334 (39.5%)
    436 (41.9%)
    58 (9.3%)
Gleason score
    513 (15.1%)
    615 (17.4%)
    746 (53.5%)
    81 (1.2%)
    911 (12.8%)
Pathological stage (TNM 1997)
    T2a3 (3.5%)
    T2b44 (51.2%)
    T3a30 (34.9%)
    T3b9 (10.5%)
Tumour volume (cc)3.1 (0.4–38)
Lymph node metastasis (positive)2 (2.3%)
Extraprostatic extension (positive)38 (44.2%)
Seminal vesicle invasion (positive)10 (11.6%)
Perineural invasion (positive)77 (89.5%)
High grade PIN (positive)85 (98.8%)
Multifocality of cancer (positive)77 (89.5%)
PSA recurrence22 (25.6%)