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Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) - Series

Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) - Series

The prostate gland is an organ that surrounds the urinary urethra in men. It secretes fluid which mixes with sperm to make semen.

Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) - Series

Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) - Series

The prostate gland is an organ that surrounds the urinary urethra in men. It secretes fluid which mixes with sperm to make semen.

Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) - Series

Indications

An enlarged prostate gland can compress the urethra, thus causing problems with urination. Prostate enlargement may be caused by prostate gland overgrowth (benign prostatic hypertrophy or hyperplasia) or prostate cancer.

Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) - Series

Indications

An enlarged prostate gland can compress the urethra, thus causing problems with urination. Prostate enlargement may be caused by prostate gland overg...

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Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) - Series

Procedure

Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is the most common surgical procedure for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). TURP is performed using spinal or general anesthesia. A special kind of cystoscope (resectoscope) is inserted into the meatus.

Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) - Series

Procedure

Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is the most common surgical procedure for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). TURP is performed using ...

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Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) - Series

Aftercare

TURP is typically successful at removing the symptoms of an enlarged prostate, although some sources report that within 10 years, about 20% of the people will require another surgery to remove additional prostate tissue.

Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) - Series

Aftercare

TURP is typically successful at removing the symptoms of an enlarged prostate, although some sources report that within 10 years, about 20% of the pe...

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Review Date: 7/31/2019

Reviewed By: Sovrin M. Shah, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Urology, The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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