T/H Ratio Can Effectively Predict Treatment Outcome of Prostatic Artery Embolisation
(From left) Dr. Shirley LI, Professor Yun Kwok WING and Dr. Joey Wing Yan CHAN.
Benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) is a common global health problem among middle-aged and older men and may gradually give rise to very disturbing urinary symptoms. Patients may consider to be treated by Prostatic Artery Embolisation (PAE), a new treatment for BPH.
Our study confirmed that the thickness-to-height (T/H) ratio of intravesical prostatic protrusion can effectively predict the treatment outcome and occurrence of post-procedure adverse events in BPH patients receiving PAE treatment. It can help doctors select the most appropriate treatment option for the greatest benefit of patients. The study results have been published in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.