transurethral microwave thermotherapy

(TUMT) delivery of microwave energy to the prostatic fossa using an antenna attached to a Foley-type catheter, which is inserted through the urethra; used to destroy hyperplastic tissue in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia.

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