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New kid on the block: Prostatic artery embolisation for enlarged prostate.


Enlarged prostate embolisation
Prostatic artery embolisation for enlarged prostate

Enlarged prostate/ Benign prostatic hyperplasia is a benign condition which can result in bothersome lower urinary tract symptoms like increased frequency or urgency, repeatedly urge to pass urine in the night after going to sleep, loss of control/urge incontinence, weak stream, hesitancy , straining, overflow incontinence or dribbling. These symptoms can severely reduce quality of life.


What is the treatment for enlarged prostate?

This condition is generally treated with medications and surgery is offered if symptoms still persist after good medical management.

Is there any minimally invasive alternative for surgery?

Prostatic artery embolisation is a minimally invasive treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia.

In this procedure blood vessels supplying the enlarged prostate are blocked causing poor blood flow in the prostate which causes reduction in the size of the prostate.

Best part of this procedure is that the procedure is minimally invasive and does not require prolonged hospitalisation, and the patient can be discharged in a day.

Common complications after surgical treatment of prostate surgery can be avoided by prostatic artery embolisation. Common complications after surgery like retrograde ejaculation, prolonged haematuria, incontinence can be avoided with prostatic artery embolisation treatment for enlarged prostate.

There are enough medical literature regarding this procedure and can be accessed from pubmed, indexed medical journals.


To know if you are a candidate for this procedure, and you wish to know more about this procedure you can contact for an appointment.

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