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Transurethral Resection of the Prostate

Posted On: 04-22-2015
Transurethral Resection of the Prostate

What is Transurethral Resection of the Prostate?

Transurethral resection of the prostate is a procedure performed endoscopically through the urethra. It corrects bladder outlet obstruction that is caused by an enlarged prostate gland. During the surgery, a resectoscope is used to cut and coagulate prostate tissue.

Also Known As:

  • TURP

Conditions Treated with Transurethral Resection of the Prostate:

Transurethral resection of the prostate is utilized to treat bladder outlet obstruction, an enlarged prostate gland, prostate cancer and bladder stones.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Transurethral Resection of the Prostate:

As a non-surgical alternative, bladder stones can be removed by flushing fluid through the urethra. Extra-corporeal shock-wave lithotripsy can also be performed. Open bladder surgery and a prostatectomy are surgical alternatives.

Anesthesia with Transurethral Resection of the Prostate:

Transurethral resection of the prostate is performed under either local or general anesthesia.

Potential Complications from Transurethral Resection of the Prostate:

Possible risks following transurethral resection of the prostate include infection, bleeding and a negative reaction to the anesthesia that is used. It is also possible for temporary catheterization to be necessary.

Prognosis after Transurethral Resection of the Prostate:

The prognosis for a positive end result following transurethral resection of the prostate is excellent.

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