transurethral vaporization of the prostate

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transurethral vaporization of the prostate

Abbreviation: TUVP
A treatment for prostatic hyperplasia in which a laser is used to vaporize hypertrophic prostatic tissue.
See also: vaporization
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(21) Surgical time is an important consideration in Canada, as surgeons have limited access to operating room time and may be able to better manage wait lists by completing more TUVPs in a given day.