前列腺动脉栓塞术

前列腺动脉栓塞术 (PAE) is a non-surgical way of treating an enlarged and troublesome prostate. This minimally invasive treatment for prostate enlargement has proven to be safe and effective in eliminating or greatly reducing the symptoms of an enlarged prostate without the potential complications of traditional prostate surgery.

What is 前列腺动脉栓塞术?

Prostatic artery embolization (PAE) is a minimally invasive treatment aimed for improving lower urinary tract symptoms that are caused by Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). Prostate enlargement is a common condition in men over the age of 50. Noncancerous enlargement of the prostate gland, the condition causes symptoms such as poor urinary flow, 尿频, 膀胱排空不完全. While oral medications may relieve symptoms for some patients, not all get relief with medications alone. 传统上, the go-to medical procedure for an enlarged prostate has been Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP). 然而, the TURP procedure carries a risk of accidentally damaging the bladder, uretha, 或者周围神经, which can lead to sexual dysfunction or loss of bladder control.

前列腺栓塞的好处:

When compared with more invasive surgical procedures such as TURP, this procedure has a lower risk of urinary incontinence and sexual side effects (such as retrograde ejaculation or erectile dysfunction).

前列腺栓塞如何起作用:

Prostate artery embolization shrinks the prostate by treating its blood vessels. It is performed by an interventional radiologist, a doctor who uses X-rays and other advanced imaging to see inside the body and treat conditions without surgery. The procedure is performed under light sedation and requires less than six hours at the hospital. Post-procedure side effects are minimal and typically last only one to three days.

诊断 & 过程:

An exam with an interventional Radiologist can determine if you are a candidate for prostate artery embolization. Pre-procedure workup may include: Urine test (urinalysis) and a digital rectal exam (to help assess the size of your prostate). In some cases, a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test is done to help rule out prostate cancer. 诊断 may also involve an MRI or ultrasound of the prostate gland.

Prostate artery embolization is performed through a small catheter inserted by an interventional radiologist into the artery in the groin or forearm. Tiny particles have injected that plug up the artery, blocking blood flow. 这叫做栓塞. The process is then repeated on the other side. The procedure can take anywhere from 1-3 hours, depending on the location and size of the prostatic arteries. Following this procedure the prostate will begin to shrink, relieving and improving symptoms usually within days of the procedure.
超过六个月的时间, the prostate will shrink by 20-40 percent, resulting in improved and less 尿频.

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