Prostatic Artery Embolization (PAE) Treatment In Delhi, India
What is it?
Prostatic artery embolization (PAE) is a minimally invasive treatment to improve lower urinary tract symptoms caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). BPH is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland and is the most common benign tumor found in men.
As the prostate enlarges, it may partly block the urethra, causing symptoms such as:
- Urinary incontinence, which can range from some leaking to complete loss of bladder control
- Irritative voiding symptoms
- Increased urinary frequency, urgency, and pain upon urination
How do I know if PAE is right for me?
The PAE procedure is for candidates who are either ineligible or not interested in traditional surgery. An exam with an interventional radiologist can determine if you are a candidate for PAE. At this appointment, you may be asked how often you have urinary symptoms of BPH, how severe they are, and how much they affect your quality of life.
Why not (Contraindications)?
Patients are excluded from treatment if they have malignancy, renal insufficiency, bladder stones, a neurogenic bladder (a neurologic disorder that may affect bladder function), urethral stricture, an active urinary tract infection, or prostatitis.
What you are to do before procedure (Preparation)?
- Book prior appointment if elective or get admission in causality if emergency
- Lab investigation (*PT/INR, CBC, Serum Creatinine, Viral markers)and previous records. An MRI or ultrasound of the prostate gland.
- Urine test (urinalysis)
- In some cases, a PSA (prostate specific antigen) test is done to rule out prostate cancer.
- 4-6 Hours fasting.
- If you are on blood thinner like Aspirin inform during appointment.
- One accompanying person
- Need to sign a consent form for procedure
What happens during PAE?
- PAE is performed through a small catheter inserted by your interventional radiologist into the artery in your groin.
- The interventional radiologist will then guide the catheter into the vessels that supply blood to your prostate.
- An arteriogram (an X-ray in which dye is injected into the blood vessels) is done to map the blood vessels feeding your prostate.
- The agent (glue/particles) is injected through the catheter and into the blood vessels that feed your prostate to reduce its blood supply.
- The interventional radiologist will move the catheter in order to treat the other side of your prostate, repeating the steps above.
- Following this procedure the prostate will begin to shrink, relieving and improving symptoms usually within days of the procedure.
Approx. Stay in hospital?
We have very fast and competent working team (Consultant, fellow, clinical assistant, technician and ward assistant) which provide you comfortable atmosphere and ease your nerves. Usual time of stay is around 1 day.
Minor complications include dysuria (9%), urinary tract infection (7.6%), microscopic hematuria (5.6%), acute urinary retention (2.5%), and rectal bleeding (2.5%)
Resume to work?
You can resume your work after 1 day if existing disease allows.
Cumulative rates of clinical success are 80- 85%.
For any Queries or Appointment please call 011 42251897/ +91 9958474870