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Safety and Efficacy of Prostatic Artery Chemoembolization for Prostate Cancer- Initial Experience

 

 

 

 

Prostatic Artery Chemoembolization- A viable management option for Men-

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Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR. 2018 Jan 15

João Pisco, Tiago Bilhim, Nuno V Costa, Manuel Pinto Ribeiro, Lucia Fernandes, António G Oliveira

To evaluate outcome of prostatic artery chemoembolization for patients with prostate cancer (PCa).This single-center prospective cohort study was conducted between August 2013 and July 2016 in 20 patients with PCa who underwent chemoembolization. Mean patient age was 67.5 years ± 6.4. Gleason score was 6-10, and staging was T2N0M0. Fifteen patients refused prostatectomy and 5 wanted to stop hormonal therapy because of side effects. For chemoembolization, Chelidonium majus mother tincture 1 mL was slowly injected into the prostatic arteries. Docetaxel 1 mL and 150-300 μm Embosphere (Merit Medical Systems, Inc, South Jordan, Utah) microspheres 0.5 mL were thoroughly mixed, and the mixture was slowly injected by the same route. Embolization of prostatic arteries was finished with 150-300 μm Embosphere microspheres. Technical success was defined as bilateral prostatic artery embolization. Biochemical failure was defined as prostate specific antigen (PSA) decrease to < 2 ng/mL followed by recurrence when PSA increased to > 2 ng/mL within 1 month after success.Technical success was 80.0% (16/20 patients). Biochemical failure was 18.7% (3/16 patients). There was 1 short-term biochemical recurrence at 4 months and 2 midterm recurrences (12-18 months). Biochemical success at 12-18 months was 62.5% (10/16 patients). Adverse events (31.3%) included a small area (2 cm2) of bladder wall ischemia, which was removed by surgery (n = 1); transient acute urinary retention (n = 1) and urinary urgency (n = 1) for 1 week; sexual dysfunction (n = 2), which completely recovered after 10 and 12 months, respectively.

Prostatic artery chemoembolization allowed a biochemical response in patients with localized PCa and is a promising treatment.

Interventional Radiology Department, Hospital Saint Louis, Avenida David Mourão Ferreira 27, 4D, Lisbon, Lumiar 1750-220, Portugal., Interventional Radiology Department, Hospital Saint Louis, Avenida David Mourão Ferreira 27, 4D, Lisbon, Lumiar 1750-220, Portugal; Radiology Department, Nova Medical School, Lisbon, Portugal., Interventional Radiology Department, Hospital Saint Louis, Avenida David Mourão Ferreira 27, 4D, Lisbon, Lumiar 1750-220, Portugal; Radiology Department, Nova Medical School, Lisbon, Portugal. Electronic address: nunocosta@radiology.win ., Oncology Department, Hospital Da Cruz Vermelha Portuguesa, Lisbon, Portugal., Department of Pharmacy, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, Brazil.

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