Prostatic artery embolization
– Cooperation with international hospitals
– What is prostate?
– A theraputic cure
In cooperation with the American Hospital of Paris
Medicalex has established a liaison with the best interventionnal radiologists in France. Our partnership with echosens has openened a few doors for us and we are now working on theraputical alternatives to cure prostate, fibroids, pelvic varices and varicocele.
What is prostate adenoma?
Prostate adenoma or Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is a common condition of the man from 50 years.
The prostate is a gland located below the bladder, that only men have. With age, prostate volume will increase; hypertrophy is often the cause of urinary problems resounding quality of life.
The prostate is traversed by the urethra, which is the channel in which circulates the urine from the bladder to the urethral meatus.
When the prostate is enlarged, the urethra will be compressed. The main symptoms of a prostate adenoma are urinary and they are due to compression of the urethra by the adenoma. Indeed, the decrease in the urethral caliber hinders emptying of the bladder.
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Prostatic Artery Embolization (PAE)
Prostate embolization (EAP) is a noninvasive procedure that a doctor performs an outpatient for the treatment of BPH.
First, positioning the patient on a table vascular last generation to visualize all of the human body arteries. In view of the unique experience in our center, there is no need to put a catheter during the procedure.
The radiologist then inserts a cathéther of 1.6 mm diameter in the artery at the wrist or groin. Second, it directs the catheter to small arteries supplying the prostate.
Finally, the radiologist checks the catheter is correctly positioned in the prostatic artery and injects microscopic particles. These can block the blood supply to the arteries of the prostate. We call this gesture: artery embolization.
The prostate is less supplied with blood, it decreases in size and let the urine pass through more easily.
Unlike surgery, there is no sexual or urinary complications and no retrograde ejaculation after embolization of the prostate.