Surgery - Resection Of The Prostate, Transurethral

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Title: Surgery - Resection Of The Prostate, Transurethral
Description: Transurethral resection of the prostate; drawing shows removal of tissue from the prostate using a resectoscope (a thin, lighted tube with a cutting tool at the end) inserted through the urethra.

Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). Tissue is removed from the prostate using a resectoscope (a thin, lighted tube with a cutting tool at the end) inserted through the urethra. Prostate tissue that is blocking the urethra is cut away and removed through the resectoscope.

Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP).
Topics/Categories: Anatomy -- Genitourinary
Cancer Types -- Prostate Cancer
Cells or Tissue -- Abnormal Cells or Tissue
Treatment -- Surgery
Type: Color, Medical Illustration
Source: National Cancer Institute
Creator: Terese Winslow (Illustrator)
AV Number: CDR442342
Date Created: March 6, 2013
Date Added: August 29, 2008
Reuse Restrictions: Yes - This image is copyright protected. Any use of this image is subject to prevailing copyright laws. U.S. Government has reuse rights. Please contact the rights holder of this image for permission requests.

Rights holder: Terese Winslow
Email: terese@teresewinslow.com