transurethral resection of prostate


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transurethral resection of prostate

TURP Urology The standard method for managing prostate disease–BPH and CA, in which a curette is inserted transurethrally and crescent-shaped 'chips' are removed Complications Higher rates of postoperative cystoscopy, reoperation, postoperative urethral stricture, possibly higher 5-yr mortality. Cf Finasteride–Proscar®, Microwave prostatectomy, Transurethral microwave therapy, Transurethral needle ablation.

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