transurethral resection of the prostate

Note: Transurethral resection of the prostate is an endoscopic procedure performed to improve reduced urine flow related to benign prostatic hyperplasia and that involves the removal of excess prostatic tissue by a resectoscope passed through the urethra.

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“TURP.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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