Prostate artery embolization—review of indications, patient selection, techniques and results

Sailendra G. Naidu, Harish Narayanan, Gia Saini, Nicole Segaran, Sadeer J. Alzubaidi, Indravadan J. Patel, Rahmi Oklu

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Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) due to benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) are a very common problem in men ranging from mild urinary symptoms to recurrent urinary tract infections or renal failure. Numerous treatment options are available ranging from conservative medical therapies to more invasive surgical options. Prostate artery embolization (PAE) has emerged as a novel treatment option for this common problem with clinical efficacy comparable to the current surgical gold standard, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). PAE offers fewer complications and side effects without a need for general anesthesia or hospitalization. This review discusses the indications for prostate artery embolization in addition to LUTS, patient evaluation in patients with LUTS, PAE technique and clinical results, with an emphasis on efficacy and safety.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number5139
JournalJournal of Clinical Medicine
Issue number21
StatePublished - Nov 1 2021


  • Benign prostatic hypertrophy
  • Hematuria
  • Lower urinary tract symptoms
  • Nocturia
  • Prostate artery embolization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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