Women's & Men's Health
Omeed Jazayeri-Moghaddas, MD
University of South Florida
Disclosure(s): No financial relationships to disclose
Nainesh Parikh, MD, MBA
Assistant Chief Medical Officer Associate Member, Diagnostic Imaging & Interventional Radiology
Moffitt Cancer Center
Although limited by small follow up numbers, PAE appears to be less effective at improving clinical symptoms in men who have LUTS from obstructive tumor as compared to BPH. Mechanisms of decreased effectiveness may include altered vascularity/capillary flow within the tumor, relative resistance to reduced flow by the tumor, and decreased amount of embolic that can be delivered to tumor cells. Given the significant volume reduction post PAE, PAE can still be utilized effectively in men with obstructive PCa, however expectations around clinical improvement should be lowered.