Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Balloon Dilation
Balloon dilation has been used as an alternative to prostate surgery in some men with enlarged prostate.
In order to perform the procedure, a balloon-tipped catheter is inserted into the urethra. The balloon is inflated in the portion of the urethra that is narrowed by the surrounding prostate. This stretches the passageway, allowing urine to flow.
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