transurethral resection of the prostate

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Surgery to remove tissue from the prostate using an instrument inserted through the urethra. Also called TURP.

Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)

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Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). Tissue is removed from the prostate using a resectoscope (a thin, lighted tube with a cutting tool at the end) inserted through the urethra. Prostate tissue that is blocking the urethra is cut away and removed (more...)