Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol (2017) 40:1481–1483 DOI 10.1007/s00270-017-1641-1 LETTER TO THE EDITOR Immediate Resolution of a Grade 3 Varicocele Post Prostatic Artery Embolisation (PAE) 1 1 1 • • Charles R. Tapping Mark W. Little Phil Boardman Received: 22 November 2016 / Accepted: 24 March 2017 / Published online: 4 April 2017 Springer Science+Business Media New York and the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) 2017 To the Editor, prostatic volume of 70 cm , a urinary ﬂow rate of 9 ml/sec Here, we describe the immediate resolution (\24 h) of a and an International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) of 19. grade 3 left-sided male varicocele post-prostatic artery Planning pre-procedure prostate MRI with contrast embolisation (PAE). Embolisation of the internal spermatic conﬁrmed the left-sided varicocele, and a planning CT vein to treat male varicocele is well established and suc- angiogram conﬁrmed bilateral prostatic arteries were cessful [1, 2]. Prostatic artery embolisation (PAE) for branches of the internal pudendal artery. Embolisation was benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is gaining momentum performed bilaterally via a 2.4 Progreat catheter (Terumo, as a robust alternative to transurethral resection of the Tokyo, Japan) following administration of 100 micrograms prostate gland (TURP) . The anatomy
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Published: Apr 4, 2017
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