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View in Spanish: Resección transuretral de la próstata

Transurethral resection of the prostate (TRANZ-yoo-REE-thrul ree-SEK-shun PROS-tayt)
Surgery to remove tissue from the prostate using an instrument inserted through the urethra. Also called TURP.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.