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Transurethral Resection Of The Prostate

Glossary

transurethral resection of the prostate

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

Last updated: 2014-05-21

Source: The National Cancer Institute's Dictionary of Cancer Terms (http://www.cancer.gov/dictionary)