prostatocystectomy

Definition / meaning of prostatocystectomy

Surgery to remove the bladder (the organ that holds urine) and the prostate. In a radical prostatocystectomy, the seminal vesicles are also removed. The prostate and seminal vesicles are glands in the male reproductive system that help make semen. Also called cystoprostatectomy.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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