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Transient Ischemic Rectitis as a Potential Complication after Prostatic Artery Embolization: Case Report and Review of the Literature.
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PMID:  24091752     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Prostatic artery embolization (PAE) is an alternative treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia. Complications are primarily related to non-target embolization. We report a case of ischemic rectitis in a 76-year-old man with significant lower urinary tract symptoms due to benign prostatic hyperplasia, probably related to nontarget embolization. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed an 85.5-g prostate and urodynamic studies confirmed Inferior vesical obstruction. PAE was performed bilaterally. During the first 3 days of follow-up, a small amount of blood mixed in the stool was observed. Colonoscopy identified rectal ulcers at day 4, which had then disappeared by day 16 post PAE without treatment. PAE is a safe, effective procedure with a low complication rate, but interventionalists should be aware of the risk of rectal nontarget embolization.
Airton Mota Moreira; Carlos Frederico Sparapan Marques; Alberto Azoubel Antunes; Caio Sergio Rizkallah Nahas; Sérgio Carlos Nahas; Miguel Angel de Gregorio Ariza; Francisco Cesar Carnevale
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-10-4
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Title:  Cardiovascular and interventional radiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-086X     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol     Publication Date:  2013 Oct 
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Created Date:  2013-10-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8003538     Medline TA:  Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Division of Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology, University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil,
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