[Prostate artery embolization (PAE) : Technique and results]

In the treatment of the benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) medical and surgical therapies have been established.

Prostate artery embolization (PAE) is an innovative endovascular technique that might close the gap between both these procedures.

The PAE procedure is safe and has a low incidence of side effects. The efficacy of PAE has been proven for medium sized and large sized glands as well as for intravesical protrusions.

The complex mechanism of PAE carries the potential to cure lower urinary tract symptoms as well as to retard the progression of the hyperplasia.

Data concerning the long-term efficacy are missing at present.

Der Radiologe. 2017 Apr 28 [Epub ahead of print]

A Kovács

Klinik für diagnostische und interventionelle Radiologie und Neuroradiologie, MediClin Robert Janker Klinik, Villenstraße 8, 53129, Bonn, Deutschland. .