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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

transurethral resection of the prostate  listen  (TRANZ-yoo-REE-thrul ree-SEK-shun ... PROS-tayt)

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

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.