Failed and Repeat Prostatic Artery Embolization

  • Rachel Piechowiak
  • Ari J. Isaacson
  • Sandeep Bagla


Prostatic artery embolization (PAE) has been shown to have high clinical success rates in the short, medium, and long term. However, some patients will require a repeat procedure due to technical failure or recurrence of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) after initial success. This patient population presents with a unique set of challenges and considerations when performing PAE, which will be highlighted in this chapter.


PAE Prostatic artery embolization; LUTS Lower urinary tract symptoms; BPH Benign prostatic hyperplasia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rachel Piechowiak
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ari J. Isaacson
    • 3
  • Sandeep Bagla
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
  1. 1.Vascular Institute of VirginiaWoodbridgeUSA
  2. 2.Metropolitan Vascular InstituteWaldorfUSA
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyUniversity of North Carolina, School of MedicineChapel HillUSA
  4. 4.Vascular and Interventional RadiologyVascular Institute of VirginiaWoodbridgeUSA
  5. 5.University of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA
  6. 6.CEO, iExplain, LLCMcLeanUSA

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