Prostate Arterial Anatomy: A Primer for Interventional Radiologists

Srini Tummala, Ashli Everstine, Vedant Acharya, Shivank Bhatia

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Identification of the prostatic arteries (PAs) is one of the most challenging aspects of prostate artery embolization for treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia-associated lower urinary tract symptoms. Operators require a detailed understanding of the prostate arterial anatomy to ensure technical and clinical success with minimal complications. Due to substantial variability in internal iliac artery branch patterns and specifically the origin of the PA, we focus on 3 clinically relevant classification systems used to categorize the pelvic vasculature. These include classification systems to understand the internal iliac artery branching pattern, PA origin variation, and intraprostatic branching.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number100689
JournalTechniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2020


  • Arterial
  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia
  • Embolization
  • PAE
  • Prostate artery anatomy
  • Prostate artery embolization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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