The effects of prostatic massge on serum PAP and PSA levels LES EFFETS DU MASSAGE PROSTATIQUE SUR LES TAUX DE PAP ET DE PSA

ŞAHİN A., ÖZEN H., Balbay D., Bircan K., Koray Z., KARAAĞAOĞLU A. E., ...More

Bulletin du Cancer, vol.79, no.11, pp.1097-1100, 1992 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 79 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 1992
  • Journal Name: Bulletin du Cancer
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1097-1100
  • Keywords: Acid prostatic phosphotase, Prostate specific antigen, Prostatic massage
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


We studied the influence of prostatic massage on the seric levels of acid prostatic phosphatase (PAP) and prostatic specific antigen (PSA) before and 1, 24 and 48 h after the examination. Three groups of patients were studied: 13 patients with prostatic benign hypertrophy (PBH), six patients with metastatic prostate carcinoma and 10 control patients (urinary lithiasis). We observed a significant elevation of both seric markers 1 h after prostatic massage in the PBH and control groups. In both groups, seric marker levels returned to normal values within 24 h with PAP and 48 h with PSA. We recommend to assay serum PSA and PAP with an interval of at least 48 h after rectal digital examination.