prostatectomy

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From prostate +‎ -ectomy.

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prostatectomy (plural prostatectomies)

  1. (surgery) The surgical removal of part or all of the prostate gland.
    • 2011, Paul H. Lange, Christine Adamec, Prostate Cancer For Dummies
      Doctors can perform prostatectomies in one of three different ways: perineally, retropubically, or laparoscopically.

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