January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1789
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A definition to the term "prostatectomy" is presented. The term refers to the surgical removal of all or part of the prostate gland. The surgery can be performed either through an incision in the perineum or through the urethra. In the past, patients who had prostatectomy became impotent, however new surgical techniques have made it possible to preserve the autonomic nerves.


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