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Term: Transurethral Prostatectomy (TURP)

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2009-10-20


The surgical removal of a portion of the prostate gland via the urethra (the tube through which urine is discharged from the bladder). It is typically used for cases of benign (non-cancer) enlargement of the prostate. Recent advances in drug therapy have reduced the need for this surgery in many patients.

TURP surgeries are defined by hospital separations for males age 40 or older with ICD-9-CM procedure code 60.2 or CCI codes 1.QT.59 or 1.QT.87.

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