Synonyms: transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), transurethral resection (TUR)
Definition: (TRANZ-yoo-REE-thral PRAH-stuh-TEK-tuh-mee) Surgery performed on the prostate with a resectoscope inserted through the urethra, for the treatment of
benign prostatic hyperplasia. A wire loop cuts away prostate tissue and seals blood vessels with an electric current. See prostatectomy.