29th January 2021, Spectrum Interventional Radiology
Benign Prostate Hypertrophy (BPH) is a prevalent condition in males that results in Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS). BPH is present in 50% of males at 50yrs of age and increases to 90% of males at 90 years of age. Apart from trans-urethral resection of prostate (TURP) and dutasteride/tamsulosine, there is another longstanding and tested option. Prostate artery embolisation (PAE) is an embolisation procedure designed 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. Read more here.