Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Enlargement of the
prostate not caused by cancer.
Bladder A pouch of flexible muscle
where urine is temporarily stored before voiding out of the body through
Catheterization A thin, flexible tube (catheter) is passed
into the bladder to allow urine to drain.
Plasma is an electrically conductive cloud or gas
that is created when radio frequency energy contacts the
tissue. This conductive cloud or “plasma” allows the energy
to cross at lower energy levels.
Prostate A walnut-shaped gland in men that surrounds
the urethra at the neck of the bladder and supplies the fluid
Resection Removal of a portion or all of an organ or other
Resectoscope A narrow, tube-shaped instrument used
to visualize the urologic anatomy and resect tissue.
Urethra The canal through which urine leaves the bladder
to exit the body.
Vaporization The transition of a solid (tissue) directly into