transurethral resection of the prostate

Pronunciation: (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.

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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 through the resectoscope. Resección trasuretral de la próstata (RTUP). Se extrae tejido de la próstata mediante un resectoscopio (tubo delgado con iluminación y un instrumento cortante en su extremo) que se inserta a través de la uretra. El tejido de la próstata que obstruye la uretra se corta y se extrae con el resectoscopio. Date last modified: 2009-10-05