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I have a general question about BPH surgeries such as TURP, Holium Laser, Greenlight, etc. that destroy the urethra passing through the prostate. If I understand correctly, these surgeries rely on the remaining prostate to act as a substitute urethra for the section of the urethra that was removed. The remaining prostate contains the urine as it flows out of the bladder and keeps it from spilling into the body.
However, what happens if, after one of these surgeries, the prostate needs to be removed say because of prostate cancer? Do the surgeons have to "sew in" a new replacement urethra for the section that was removed by the earlier BPH surgery?
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