Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia TUIP
Transurethral incision of the prostate or TUIP is an alternative to transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP).
During TUIP, the surgeon makes incisions in the prostate near the bladder, using special cutting instruments that are inserted into the urethra. The incisions open the urethra, so that urine can flow more easily from the bladder.
The results with TUIP are as good as TURP, but TUIP does not remove tissue from the prostate, while TURP does remove tissue from the prostate. Similar to TURP, TUIP provides relief in up to 80% of those who undergo the procedure. The risk for complications from TUIP are lower than those for TURP.
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