from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Medicine Performed through or by way of the urethra: a transurethral resection.

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  • adj. performed through the urethra


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  • Other patients may prefer procedures to remove excessive prostate tissue, such as transurethral resection of the prostate or laser surgery, McVary said.

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  • Surgery (such as transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) and laser procedure) and drug therapy are mostly used as treatment options for this condition.

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  • Instrumentation of the urinary tract as a result of: prostate biopsy cystoscopy (looking into the bladder with a special endoscope) surgery such as transurethral resection of the prostate gland


  • Gregory Woods worries that his “queer membership” has lapsed because a transurethral prostate resection at age 50 has rendered him impotent.

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  • GUPTA: Well, from what we've heard, Senator McCain is going to undergo surgery today, his birthday, his 65th birthday, in a pretty benign procedure called TURP, which is transurethral resection of the prostate.

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  • A turp was a transurethral resection of the prostate.


  • As I ambled my way to the little interview room where I would meet the team of anesthesiologists, nurses, surgery residents and post-doc fellows who would assist the head of urology-oncology in a transurethral resection of a bladder tumor, Golden Globe images replaced flashes of a walk to the gallows.

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  • To evaluate prostate cancer (PCa) detection after repeated negative saturation biopsy, 75 patients, aged 53-78 years, underwent transurethral resection of prostate (TURP) because of persistent suspicion of cancer; median PSA was 11.8 ml − 1 and 58 men complained lower urinary tract symptoms

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  • Patients who underwent transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) had the greatest decrease in both symptoms and incontinence compared to other treatment groups. - latest science and technology news stories

  • Comparing five-year results of Medtronic TUNA® Therapy (transurethral needle ablation) to surgery fo ...



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