transurethral needle ablation


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transurethral needle ablation

TUNA Urology A proprietary–VidaMed procedure for managing BPH, which can be performed in the office as an alternative to TURP. See Benign prostatic hypertrophy. Cf Transurethral microwave therapy, Transurethral resection of prostate.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

transurethral needle ablation

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TUNA

The treatment of prostatic hyperplasia with a needle inserted into the penile urethra and directed toward the diseased portion of the gland. The needle is used to destroy prostatic tissue with electromagnetic energy.
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