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Definition of Transurethral resection

Transurethral resection: Surgery to remove tissue using a special instrument inserted through the urethra. The procedure may be performed, for example, to remove an enlarged prostate that is obstructing the flow of urine. Abbreviated TUR.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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