Seminal vesicle abnormalities may beamong the complications of prostaticartery embolization (PAE), according toa new report published in BMC Urology.

In a review of 139 patients whounderwent PAE for benign prostatehyperplasia,Jin Long Zhang, MD, ofNan Kai University in Tianjin, China, andcolleagues identified 9 (6.5%) who hadseminal vesicle abnormalities detectedby magnetic resonance imaging. 

Theabnormalities included subacute hemorrhagein 3 patients and ischemia in6 patients. All 9 patients complainedof a few episodes of mild hematospermiaduring the 1 to 4 weeks followingPAE. Hematospermia resolved spontaneouslywithout treatment.

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