Transurethral resection of the prostate

Alternative Names

TURP; Prostate resection – transurethral

Definition of Transurethral resection of the prostate

Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is surgery to remove all or part of the prostate gland, to treat an .

Review

Louis S. Liou, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Urology, Department of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 3/4/2009

Male reproductive anatomy
Prostate gland
Prostatectomy  - series
TURP  - series

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