October 15, 2014

Transurethral Prostatectomy (TURP)

By Anonymous User

The "gold standard" treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).  A long, thin instrument called a resectoscope is passed through the urethra into the bladder and used to cut away prostate tissue and seal blood vessels with an electric current.  Also called transurethral resection of the prostate.

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