Although prostate adenoma is a benign, non-life-threatening condition, which does not represent a risk factor for the appearance of prostate cancer, its specific symptoms can affect the quality of social and sexual life of a man, who is often forced to modify his daily routine.
Ignored and untreated, the condition can degenerate into severe urological complications: obstruction of the urinary tract, acute retention of urine, uro-genital infections at all levels and, ultimately, renal failure. The first-choice treatment, for the early stages, is medicinal, but if the response to the medication is unsatisfactory or the adenoma is advanced, the need for other therapeutic solutions arises.
Embolization of prostate adenoma
Embolization of prostate adenoma is a comfortable and completely safe minimally invasive therapeutic method, which represent a modern alternative to classic urological surgery that used to be, up until recently, the only option for the treatment of advanced cases.
While the classical surgical technique of adenoma treatment involves preoperative preparation and requires a period of recovery, is laborious and often followed by disorders of the sexual life, embolization is quick, painless and involves a rapid recovery.
Interventional radiology has its role in modern enlarged prostate treatment options, being a sub-specialty of radiology that uses the guided image obtained with the help of X-rays to perform procedures that are minimally invasive, for the purpose of diagnosis and treatment, with the objective of reducing risks and improving health outcomes.