Definition: Transurethral needle ablation is a surgical technique in which excess prostate tissue from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is destroyed through radiofrequency energy.
"Antennas" that project into the tissue from a small fiberoptic camera cause the damage by emitting heat energy.
Pronunciation: trans yur E thral NEE dle a BLA shun (TUNA)
Also Known As: TUNA
Alternate Spellings: TUNA
Examples:He decided to undergo a transurethral needle ablation (TUNA) to remove excess tissue from his prostate because he had an enlarged prostate.