TITLE

prostatectomy

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1789
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
21242428

 

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