Management of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) secondary to benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) continues to evolve with techniques becoming less invasive, improving patient convalescence and minimizing side effects. Prostate artery embolization, an endovascular treatment option for men with LUTS secondary to BPH has gained recent interest because of reported improvements in quality of life with minimal sexual side effects. In this brief review, we review the concept of prostate artery embolization, discuss the largest retrospective study and randomized control trial, and discuss complications associated with the procedure.
Prostate artery embolization has gained interest as an endovascular treatment option for men with lower urinary tract symptoms secondary to benign prostatic hypertrophy because of reported improvements in quality of life with minimal sexual side effects. The concept of prostate artery embolization and complications associated with it have been discussed here.
European urology focus. 2018 May 28 [Epub ahead of print]
Timothy D McClure, Jens Ricke
Weill Cornell Medicine, Lefrak Center for Robotic Surgery, New York, NY, USA. Electronic address: ., Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, München, Germany.