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How to perform prostatic arterial embolization.
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PMID:  23244725     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Prostatic arterial embolization (PAE) is an experimental alternative treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia, with promising preliminary results. In comparison with surgery, its main advantages are the minimally invasive nature, outpatient setting, rapid recovery, and low morbidity. To avoid complications and to achieve technical success it is important to know the procedural technique in detail. In addition, for good clinical results, it is important to perform a bilateral and complete prostatic embolization. In this article, the different technical steps, including the initial site of puncture and the catheters and guidewires to be used, are described. Identification of the prostatic arteries is crucial. Correlation between computed tomography angiography and digital subtraction angiography helps to solve the difficulty of such identification. The skills for superselective catheterization of the prostatic arteries, the amounts of contrast injected, the preparation and size of the used particles and the end point of the procedure are also described.
João Martins Pisco; José Pereira; Hugo Rio Tinto; Lúcia Fernandes; Tiago Bilhim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Techniques in vascular and interventional radiology     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1557-9808     ISO Abbreviation:  Tech Vasc Interv Radiol     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9806675     Medline TA:  Tech Vasc Interv Radiol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  286-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier Inc.
Interventional Radiology Department, Saint Louis Hospital, Lisbon, Portugal. Electronic address:
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