Selective Arterial Prostatic Embolization (SAPE/PAE): BPH Embolization

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This chapter reviews the most relevant and up-to-date information on prostatic artery embolization (PAE) for patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Focus is given on current medical and surgical therapies for BPH, imaging evaluation of BPH, and pre-procedural patient evaluation. The PAE technique is fully described, reviewing the prostatic artery anatomy relevant for embolization and some tips and tricks supported by illustrative figures. Finally, we review the results of PAE based on the most recent publications and the posttreatment follow-up with imaging applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInterventional Urology, Second Edition
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783030735654
ISBN (Print)9783030735647
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2021


  • Acute urinary retention (AUR)
  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
  • Bladder outlet obstruction
  • International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS)
  • Prostate
  • Prostate enlargement
  • Prostatic artery embolization (PAE)
  • Transurethral incision of the prostate (TUIP)
  • Transurethral microwave thermotherapy (TUMT)
  • Transurethral needle ablation (TUNA)
  • Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)


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