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Bleeding after prostatectomy: endovascular management

	author = {Anna Maria Ierardi and Maria Laura Jannone and Pietro Maria Brambillasca and Stefania Zannoni and Giovanni Damiani and Umberto G. Rossi and Antonio Maria Granata and Mario Petrillo and Gianpaolo Carrafiello},
	title = {Bleeding after prostatectomy: endovascular management},
	journal = {Gland Surgery},
	volume = {8},
	number = {2},
	year = {2019},
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	abstract = {Background: To evaluate role of interventional radiology (IR) in post-surgical haemorrhagic complications of prostatectomy.
Methods: A retrospective study was performed. From April 2015 to January 2018, 10 patients referred to IR Department for haemorrhagic complications post radical prostatectomy (RP). All patients (mean age: 68.5 years; range, 58–85 years) were successfully treated with superselective trans-arterial embolization. We evaluated technical and clinical success and post procedural complications.
Results: Technical and clinical success was 100% (10/10) and no major complications were identified. No complications related to the endovascular procedures occurred. No recurrences during follow-up (8–20 months) were observed. Among minor complications, only 20% (2/10) developed mild post embolization syndrome.
Conclusions: The endovascular management of significant haemorrhage after prostatectomy is safe and long-term effective, with no major ischaemic events associated to embolization.},
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