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Transurethral needle ablation (TUNA) is a procedure used to treat
the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). This procedure uses heat to
destroy specific areas of the prostate that are blocking urine flow.
A needle-shaped device is inserted up the urethra
inside a tube called a catheter. The tube protects other tissues from being
burned as the device delivers heat to very precise areas of the prostate.
Current as of:
May 24, 2016
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & J. Curtis Nickel, MD, FRCSC - Urology
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