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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

TURP  listen 

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

Transurethral resection of the prostate; drawing shows removal of tissue from the prostate  using a  resectoscope (a thin, lighted tube with a cutting tool at the end) inserted through the urethra.