PAE is an embolisation procedure. It is a new application of a longstanding tried and tested technology. Embolisation is the deliberate occlusion of vessels in the body, in this case the arteries to the prostate. The objective of PAE is to stem the blood flow to the prostate, targeting the enlarging tissue and rendering it ischaemic (reduced supply of oxygenated blood). This induces shrinkage or atrophy of the prostate gland.
How do you refer a patient for PAE?
Send an Interventional Radiology referral to Spectrum Interventional Radiology via fax or email.