Transurethral Prostatectomy (TURP)

Posted on December 5th, 2001 by

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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