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prostatectomy Line breaks: pros¦ta|tec¦tomy
Pronunciation: /ˌprɒstəˈtɛktəmi/

Definition of prostatectomy in English:

noun (plural prostatectomies)

A surgical operation to remove all or part of the prostate gland: he’s had his prostatectomy [mass noun]: some centres advocate radical prostatectomy for early cancer
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  • Systems have been cleared for use in general laparoscopic surgery, thoracoscopic surgery, laparoscopic radical prostatectomies, and thoracoscopically assisted cardiotomy procedures.
  • Many operations like radical prostatectomies or radical mastectomies rob patients of their dignity and their quality of life.
  • No more breast biopsies, bowel resections, hysterectomies, or radical retropubic prostatectomies due to cancer.
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