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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



prostatocystectomy  listen  (PROS-tuh-toh-sis-TEK-toh-mee)

  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.