Prostate Artery Embolization: State of the Evidence and Societal Guidelines

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Medically refractory benign prostatic hyperplasia induced lower urinary tract symptoms is an extremely prevalent issue in older men. The current gold standard therapy transurethral resection of the prostate does produce urologic improvements but is also associated with higher than desired morbidity. This has led to the need to develop new minimally invasive means to treat this disease; prostate artery embolization (PAE) has emerged as one minimally invasive treatment option for these patients. The body of evidence which supports the use of PAE has grown quickly and substantially over the last decade. The goal of this review is to introduce and summarize the published urologic outcomes for PAE when utilized to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia induced lower urinary tract symptoms as well as document the established complication profile. Finally, the paper reviews current societal recommendations as they relate to PAE.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number100695
JournalTechniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2020

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