When prostate enlargement occurs, the urethra narrows. The urine elimination causes difficulties: urine stagnates into the bladder and it’s eliminated through a thin jet, drop by drop. In severe cases, the bladder does not empty. The TURP’s (Transurethral Resection of the Prostate) goal is to eliminate the prostate enlargement that causes the urethra’s narrowing. In case of benign prostatic enlargement in older age (prostatic hypertrophy), this is a routine intervention.
The surgery is performed by a urologist specialist. Before undergoing the surgery, the patient is medically checked. The urine’s route and the obstacle standing in the way of its elimination can be analyzed using X-rays. If necessary, a cystoscopy is done before the surgery.. The surgery is performed under general anaesthesia or spinal anaesthesia. Before introducing the instrument into the urethra, a lubricating substance is injected. If necessary, the urethra is dilated with a special probe. The manipulator inserted through the instrument allows the removal of the increased prostate tissue. The bleeding can be reduced with the help of the electric manipulator. The surgery is watched through an optical instrument or on a monitor connected to the optical instrument. During the procedure, the bladder is washed with physiological saline solution. After the TURP, the patient will have a catheter applied for several days; the urine will be eliminated through this catheter.
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