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Prostate artery embolisation (PAE)

Summary

Prostate artery embolisation (PAE)

PAE is a non-surgical way of treating an enlarged and troublesome prostate by blocking off the arteries that feed the gland and making it shrink. It is performed by an interventional radiologist, rather than a surgeon, and is an alternative to a TURP (trans urethral resection of prostate) operation. PAE was first performed in 2009, and since then over 200 men have had the procedure performed predominantly in Portugal and Brazil. The Procedure is normally carried out by an interventional radiologist after thorough discussion with your Urologist.

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