transurethral resection

[ trăns′yu-rēthrəl, trănz′- ]

n.

Surgical removal of the prostate gland or bladder lesions by means of an endoscope inserted through the urethra, usually for the relief of prostatic obstruction or for treatment of bladder malignancies.

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