transurethral needle ablation


transurethral needle ablation
(TUNA) a form of radiofrequency ablation using interstitial needles inserted via the urethra into the lateral lobes of the prostate, the heat producing localized necrotic lesions of prostatic tissue; used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia.

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