Patient Selection for Prostatic Artery Embolization
In order to maximize the efficacy of PAE, choosing the appropriate patients is important. The first step is determining if the patient has LUTS secondary to BPH as well as ruling out etiologies that result in bladder dysfunction. This can be achieved through a thorough urologic evaluation that may also include cystoscopy and urodynamic testing. Subsequently, the feasibility of technical success should be assessed by evaluating the arterial anatomy and reviewing the patient’s history for red flags such as prior vascular surgery and evidence of renal dysfunction.
KeywordsPatient selection Uroflowmetry Urodynamics LUTS BPH medication Arterial access
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