Transurethral incision of the prostate

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Transurethral incision of the prostate
Intervention
ICD-9-CM 60.0

Transurethral incision of the prostate (TUIP or TIP) is a surgical procedure for treating prostate gland enlargement (benign prostatic hyperplasia).[1]

Benefits[edit]

Transurethral incision of the prostate-—one or two small cuts in the prostate gland--can improve urine flow and correct other problems related to an enlarged prostate.

Indications[edit]

Compared with other surgical procedures for prostate gland enlargement, TUIP is simpler and generally has fewer complications. TUIP isn't always an option, however, because the procedure is only used when the prostate is relatively small.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christopher R. Chapple; John D. McConnell; Andrea Tubaro (1 August 2000). Benign prostatic hyperplasia: current therapy. Taylor & Francis. pp. 93–. ISBN 978-1-85317-603-6. Retrieved 14 June 2011. 

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