Institution: Department of Urology, Northern Beaches Hospital - NSW, Australia
Prostatic Artery Embolization (PAE) is becoming increasingly popular in the management of benign prostatic hyperplasia, particularly for patients with significant comorbidities deeming them not suitable for either general anaesthesia or surgical intervention. Penile tip necrosis as a complication following PAE is exceedingly rare, with only four cases previously reported in the global literature. This occurs as a result of the embolization material passing into and occluding collateral arterial networks such as those supplying the glans penis. We present a case series of penile tip necrosis after PAE so that clinicians can better identify and treat this condition.
AuthorsCameron Parkin - North Shore Urology Research Group, Royal North Shore Hospital Cecile Pham - North Shore Urology Research Group, Northern Beaches Hospital Amanda Chung - North Shore Urology Research Group, Northern Beaches Hospital, Royal North Shore Hospital Stuart Menogue - Northern Beaches Hospital Jules Catt - Prince of Wales Hospital, Liverpool Hospital Gavin Gottschalk - Chatswood Dermatology Centre Cherie Wong - Department of Anatomical Pathology, Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology Venu Chalasani - North Shore Urology Research Group, Northern Beaches Hospital, Royal North Shore Hospital