transurethralneedleablation

What is Transurethral needle ablation?


Several weeks may pass before you see a noticeable improvement in your urinary symptoms. That's because your body needs time to break down and absorb overgrown prostate tissue that's been destroyed by the heat caused by radio waves. Some men need re-treatment in time, but more studies are needed to determine the overall, long-term effectiveness of TUNA.

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Also known as tuna, transurethral needle ablation of prostate
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Transurethral needle ablation

Transurethral needle ablation (TUNA), also called radiofrequency therapy, is an outpatient procedure to treat urinary problems caused by an enlarged prostate. TUNA uses radio waves to destroy the part of your prostate that's blocking urine flow.

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Transurethral resection of the prostate

Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is surgery to remove all or part of the prostate gland, to treat an enlarged prostate. See also: Benign prostatic hypertrophy Prostate resection - minimally invasive Simple prostatectomy

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TURP

A transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is an operation to remove part of the prostate gland that is pressing on the urethra (the tube that carries urine from your bladder to the tip of the penis).

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Endometrial ablation

Endometrial ablation is the process of destroying the lining tissues of the uterus (known as the endometrium). Several different methods can be used for ablation, for example, laser beam, electricity, freezing, heating, or microwave energy. Endometrial ablation is performed (usually by an experienced OB/GYN physician) as a treatment for abnormal or heavy uterine bleeding when medical and/or hormonal treatments have not been effective or are not indicated. It is not an appropriate treatment for cancer of the uterus , since it only removes the superficial tissue layer, and cancers can penetrate more deeply into the uterine wall.

Muse

MUSE (alprostadil) is a single-use, medicated transurethral system for the delivery of alprostadil to the male urethra. Alprostadil is suspended in polyethylene glycol 1450 (as excipient) and is formed into a medicated pellet (micro-suppository measuring 1.4 mm in diameter by 3 mm or 6 mm in length) that resides in the tip of a translucent hollow applicator. MUSE is administered by inserting the applicator stem into the urethra after urination. The pellet containing alprostadil is delivered by depressing the applicator button (see Figure 1). The components of the delivery system are constructed of medical grade polypropylene. Each MUSE system is packaged in an individual foil pouch. MUSE is indicated for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Studies that established benefit demonstrated improvements in success rates for sexual intercourse compared with similarly administered placebo.

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Muse

MUSE (alprostadil) is a single-use, medicated transurethral system for the delivery of alprostadil to the male urethra. Alprostadil is suspended in polyethylene glycol 1450 (as excipient) and is formed into a medicated pellet (micro-suppository measuring 1.4 mm in diameter by 3 mm or 6 mm in length) that resides in the tip of a translucent hollow applicator.

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Transurethral Needle Ablation of the Prostate (TUNA): eMedicine ...

Nov 4, 2010 ... Overview: Transurethral needle ablation (TUNA) of the prostate is a procedure used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

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Transurethral needle ablation of the prostate - Wikipedia, the ...

Transurethral needle ablation (TUNA) is a technique that uses low energy radio frequency energy delivered through two needles to ablate (destroy) excess ...

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EAU 2009: Efficacy of Transurethral Needle Ablation Maintained at ...

by F Lowry

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Transurethral needle ablation for benign prostatic hyperplasia: 12 ...

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Contents

How you prepare
Follow your doctor's instructions on what to do before your treatment.

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Risks
Risks of TUNA include: Trouble urinating. Some men have trouble urinating (urinary retention) after the procedure. If this happens, you may need a tube in place to carry urine from your bladder (catheter) for a few days to a few weeks or more.; Urinary tract infection. A urinary tract infection is more likely to occur the longer you have a catheter in place, and may require antibiotics or other treatment.; Need for re-treatment. Some men who have TUNA later require more treatment usually surgery. The need for additional treatment after TUNA is more likely than it is after surgery, either because symptoms return or because they never adequately improve. Some men need further treatment because they develop prostate irritation (chronic prostatitis).

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What you can expect
Transurethral needle ablation (TUNA) takes less than an hour. It's usually done as an outpatient procedure, which means you'll go home the day of the procedure. A local anesthetic helps to control pain, and you'll probably have intravenous (IV) sedation. With IV sedation, you'll be drowsy but conscious.

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Why it's done
Transurethral needle ablation (TUNA) is a treatment to relieve urinary symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate, such as: A frequent need to urinate; Increased frequency of urination at night (nocturia); Stopping and starting again while urinating; The feeling you can't completely empty your bladder

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