Definition of cystectomy in English:


Syllabification: cys·tec·to·my
Pronunciation: /sisˈtektəmē


  • 1 (plural cystectomies) A surgical operation to remove the urinary bladder.
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    • Choosing a hospital that either performs many cystectomies or has a high nurse-to-patient ratio minimizes post-operative complications after the procedure, according to a new study.
    • The patient became transfusion dependent and subsequently underwent cystectomy and ileal conduit urinary diversion.
    • All patients underwent cystectomy for bladder cancer and had regional lymph node metastases at the time of surgery.
  • 2A surgical operation to remove an abnormal cyst: an ovarian cystectomy
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    • Her medical history included a cholecystectomy, appendectomy, and ovarian cystectomy for a benign cyst, all performed approximately 20 years before this presentation.
    • During a laparotomy for ovarian cystectomy on a 38-year-old woman, the surgeon encountered extensive adhesions, making identification of the anatomic landmarks difficult.
    • She had a history of a right ovarian cystectomy several years earlier but no history of sexually transmitted diseases or pelvic inflammatory disease.

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