Swollen Prostate TURP
Transurethral resection of the prostate or TURP uses an electrified loop of wire to shave away portions of the prostate gland. The surgeon uses a special catheter to introduce the loop into the urethra. This opens the urethra and improves urine flow.
TURP has been used extensively to treat benign prostatic hypertrophy. Other less invasive techniques have been developed to avoid the risk for complications seen with TURP.
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