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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


cystoprostatectomy  listen  (SIS-toh-pros-tuh-TEK-toh-mee)

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