Synonyms: transurethral prostatectomy, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)
Definition: (TRANZ-yoo-REE-thral ree-SEK-shun) 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.