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Glossary: transurethral resection of the prostate, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

transurethral resection of the prostate

(TRANZ-yoo-REE-thrul ree-SEK-shun ... PROS-tayt)

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

Transurethral resection of the prostate; drawing shows removal of tissue from the prostate  using a  resectoscope (a thin, lighted tube with a cutting tool at the end) inserted through the urethra.

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 through the resectoscope.

2009-10-05