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Prostate is a male sex gland about the size of a WALNUT. It surrounds the urethra at the point where it leaves the bladder. During the long years of life, harmless nodules develop in the tissues. These accumulate and gradually enlarge the gland. The problem arises only when the gland STARTS COMPRESSING THE URETHRA, and impedes the flow of urine.

Symptoms of Prostate Enlargement: - Weak urine stream, Difficulty starting urination, ON AND OFF FLOW while urinating, dribbling at the end of urination, Increased frequency of urination, retrograde ejaculation and urgent need to urinate.

Latest Non-surgical treatment for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) - Prostatic Artery Embolization (PAE) is comparable to TURP/laser surgery in recovery OF the symptoms. The PAE requires ONLY one night hospitalization and is performed under local anesthesia. By right femoral artery, initially pelvic angiography is performed to evaluate the prostatic arteries. Then, an angiography catheter is introduced to catheterize the prostatic vessels. For embolization, PVA particles are used which causes slow flow or near-stasis in the prostatic vessels THEREBY INTERRUPTING the arterial flow. IN DUE COURSE, THIS REDUCED BLOOD SUPPLY CAUSE SHRINKING OF THE GLAND THEREBY RELEIVING THE SYMPTOMS.

Advantages of PAE: - 1. It does not produce the side effects that TURP does and makes for faster recovery. 2. Performed on any size of enlarged prostate 3. Need just small nick around the skin in the groin region. 4. No sexual dysfunction after prostatic artery embolization and a quarter of patients report that sexual function improved after the procedure.5. NO general anesthesia / No blood loss. 6. No surgical ugly scars and makes for faster recovery with 98% success rate.


Dr. Pradeep Muley M.D. Senior Consultant Interventional Radiologist
New Delhi – India

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Which is best treatment option

Non-surgical Treatment - Prostatic artery embolization(PAE)