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How is the prostate removed? Pieces or intact?

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Dr. Romeo Mandanas
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Depends

Transurethral resection of the prostrate (TURP) removes pieces of the prostate gland through the urethra mainly to reduce the size and open up a wider passage way for the urine to flow out of the bladder - usually done for benign prostate hypertrophy.
Radical prostatectomy removes the entire prostate gland intact as much as possible - a procedure used for cancer.

In brief: Depends

Transurethral resection of the prostrate (TURP) removes pieces of the prostate gland through the urethra mainly to reduce the size and open up a wider passage way for the urine to flow out of the bladder - usually done for benign prostate hypertrophy.
Radical prostatectomy removes the entire prostate gland intact as much as possible - a procedure used for cancer.
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