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The impact of prostate artery embolization (PAE) on the the physical history and pathophysiology of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)

Konstantinos Stamatiou
  • Konstantinos Stamatiou
    Urology Department, Tzaneio Hospital, Piraeus, Greece | stamatiouk@gmail.com

Abstract

Aim: Prostate artery embolization (PAE) is a non invasive modality for the treatment of benign prostate hypertrophy (BPH) related lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). As a relatively new procedure, data determining the clinical success is somehow scarce. In the present article we examine the current clinical outcome measures in order to identify the most accurate.
Results: Current imaging outcome measures are consistent with clinical ones only in the group of patients with adenomatous- dominant BPH while are inconsistent in patients with small sized adenomas.
Conclusions: Additional studies and/or evaluation tools are needed in order to provide accurate evaluation of clinical success in the subgroup of patients with non- adenomatous-dominant BPH while they may inspire new options and novel techniques for both BPH treatment and treatment-follow up.

Keywords

Benign prostatic hyperplasia; Lower urinary tract symptoms; Prostate artery embolization

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Submitted: 2017-09-12 12:21:23
Published: 2018-03-31 00:00:00
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