Transurethral incision of the prostate

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Transurethral incision of the prostate
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. However, TUIP can only be 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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