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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



transurethral incision of the prostate  listen  (TRANZ-yoo-REE-thrul in-SIH-zhun ... PROS-tayt)

  A procedure used to treat benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH). An instrument is inserted through the urethra and one or two small cuts are made in the bladder neck and prostate. This relieves pressure and improves urine flow. Also called TUIP.