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Uro-andrological glossary

TURP


Transurethral prostatectomy
It is the most common surgical procedure of enucleation of the prostate, which is performed through the urethra. Transurethral prostate resection has largely replaced radical (transabdominal) prostatectomy and is burdened by fewer post-surgical complications than the latter. Late complications include erectile dysfunction (3-35%) and retrograde ejaculation (up to 50%) which occur less frequently than with radical prostatectomy.

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