New treatment method in benign enlargement of prostate gland – prostate artery embolization

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) – The benign enlargement of the prostate gland usually begins after the age of 40 and the complaints of the patients appear after the age of 50. Histological findings of BPH are observed at the age of 10-30 years, 20-40 years old, 50-60-50 years old, 80-90% 70 years old of all men in the world.

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BPH findings due to obstruction:

– Decreased urine strength and thickness

– Difficulty starting urination

– Intermittent urination

– Dripping at the end of urine

– Feeling of incomplete emptying of urine

– blood in the urine

and findings related to stimulation of the urinary bladder:

– Frequent urination (day and night)

sudden urge to urinate

– Urinary incontinence when the feeling of urination occurs

– Burning and stinging sensation while urinating

Medical therapy is used as the first choice in treatment. In cases where there is no response to medical treatment, surgical and minimally invasive methods are used. Prostate Artery Embolization, which is applied by interventional radiologists, is the obstruction of the vessels going to the prostate gland with small particles by entering through a single vein (this can be in the groin or arm). As a result, there is a reduction in the size of the prostate gland and a decrease in complaints. The important advantages of this method are that it is closed and minimally invasive, and that it can be used in patients who use blood thinners and whose general condition does not allow surgery.

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