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ˌprɒs təˈtɛk tə miprosta·te·c·to·my

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prostatectomynoun

    surgical removal of part or all of the prostate gland


  1. prostatectomynoun

    The surgical removal of part or all of the prostate gland.

    Etymology: From prostate + -ectomy


  1. Prostatectomy

    A prostatectomy is the surgical removal of all or part of the prostate gland. Enlargement of the prostate, commonly through benign prostatic hyperplasia, but sometimes through abnormalities such as a tumour, or from other causes, can restrict the normal flow of urine along the urethra, causing discomfort and difficulty voiding. Early preventive medical intervention with medications such as finasteride may forestall urinary restriction, making surgery unnecessary. Once a significant urinary restriction develops, however, it increases risks of obstructive uropathy, and even poses serious kidney damage from obstructive nephropathy if left untreated. There are several forms of the operation:

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Prostatectomy

    Complete or partial surgical removal of the prostate. Three primary approaches are commonly employed: suprapubic - removal through an incision above the pubis and through the urinary bladder; retropubic - as for suprapubic but without entering the urinary bladder; and transurethral (TRANSURETHRAL RESECTION OF PROSTATE).

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prostatectomy in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prostatectomy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of prostatectomy in a Sentence

  1. Daniel Barocas:

    If you skip ahead and go straight to a high-volume surgeon or a high-volume radiation therapist, you may not get the full benefit of counseling regarding whether to treat or what treatment is best, for a patient who has decided on a prostatectomy, however, both the center and the surgeon are important.

  2. Noam Kitrey:

    There is no scientific evidence to support shock wave therapy for patients with other causes of erectile dysfunction – neurological problems, psychological erectile dysfunction, or patients after major pelvic surgery such as a radical prostatectomy or pelvic irradiation.

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