Prostate Cancer- New Treatment - Several Steps of Chemoembolization

 

Fig. 1 – Angiographic suite with the table where the patient will be laid down.

Fig. 2 – Patient laid down on table, covered except inguinal zones.

Fig. 3 – Local anesthesia in inguinal zone with small needle.

Fig. 4 – Catheter in femoral artery through an 1.5mm hole

Fig. 5 – Medical team-2 interventional radiologists and a radiographer. Under X-Ray control, the catheter is placed in each of the prostatic arteries. Angiography of the prostatic arteries is obtained by contrast medium injection thought the catheter. Citostatic will be injected in prostatic arteries thought the catheter.

Fig. 6 – Syringe with citostatic drugs and polyvinyl alcohol particles used to block the prostate arteries.

A – Catheter placed in right iliac artery

B – Catheter placed in right prostatic artery, before embolization the prostatic vessels are opacified

C – After embolization, only some vessels are shown because the others are blocked

D – Catheter placed in left iliac artery

E – Catheter placed in left prostatic artery, before embolization the prostatic vessels are opacified

F – After embolization, only some vessels are shown because the others are blocked

G –Pisco Prostate Catheter

 

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