Partin Coefficient Tables: Prediction of Seminal Vesicle Involvement
Last Revised May 14, 1997
[NOTE: The tables were updated in June, 2001, and are at the site of Dr. Oppenheimer's pathology lab. He is the author of "Partin Table Predictions: What Do They Really Mean?" here at InfoLink.]
Introduction 
Example
PSA = 0.04.0 ng/ml 
PSA = 4.110.0 ng/ml 
PSA = 10.120.0 ng/ml 
PSA = 20.1 ng/ml or more
Introduction
The following four tables give data which allow you or you doctor to
predict the probability that
prostate cancer has spread out of your prostate into the seminal vesicles
on the basis of your Gleason score, your PSA value, and your clinical stage.
Be careful to use the table which is based on your PSA value.
Example
Gary is a 70yearold man with a PSA of 3.2 ng/ml and a Gleason score of
2 + 2 = 4. His doctor has categorized
his clinical stage as T1a since he found a very small amount of cancer in
tissue removed during a transurethral resection
of the prostate (a TURP), which had been carried out to relieve Gary's
problem with
frequent and incomplete urination.
Using the table for PSA values between 0.0 and 4.0
ng/ml, we find that Gary has a 0%
likelihood of prostate cancer involving his seminal vesicles. In other
words, it is all
but certain that Gary's cancer
is does not extend into the seminal vesicles.
All numbers represent percent predictive probabilities (95% confidence interval); ellipses indicate
lack of sufficient data to calculate probability.

All numbers represent percent predictive probabilities (95% confidence interval); ellipses indicate
lack of sufficient data to calculate probability.

All numbers represent percent predictive probabilities (95% confidence interval); ellipses indicate
lack of sufficient data to calculate probability.

All numbers represent percent predictive probabilities (95% confidence interval); ellipses indicate
lack of sufficient data to calculate probability.

