transurethral vaporization of the prostate

transurethral vaporization of the prostate
= TUVP
a new technique that vaporizes (rather than resects) prostate tissue; it is associated with less bleeding during the procedure. TUVP is used to treat lower urinary tract symptoms thought to be due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (see prostate gland) or urinary retention.

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