Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Surgical removal of all or part of the prostate gland.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Excision of more or less of the prostate gland.

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  • noun surgery The surgical removal of part or all of the prostate gland.

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  • noun surgical removal of part or all of the prostate gland

Etymologies

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From prostate +‎ -ectomy.

Examples

  • All of the men were scheduled for radical prostatectomy, which is the surgical removal of the prostate gland.

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  • "It is really important that patients and their doctors watch PSA levels after a radical prostatectomy, which is a complete removal of the prostate," she says.

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  • The prostatectomy is the gold standard for the last twenty-five years and Urologists are surgeons and believe in removing the cancer.

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  • Dr. Ahlering and his colleague Dr. David S. Finley are conducting clinical studies designed to demonstrate safety and confirm the potential benefits of localized cooling during robotic-assisted prostatectomy, which is now the most common surgical technique for prostate cancer.

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  • If you are still very fit and healthy (no matter what your age) your doctor will belike suggest that you use a treatment such as prostatectomy, irradiation and external radiation.

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  • A total of 161 men with prostate cancer who were scheduled for prostatectomy were assigned to one of four diet groups: usual diet, flaxseed-supplemented diet, low-fat diet, or flaxseed and low-fat diet.

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  • He had vivisected a cancerous liver, and was due to perform a prostatectomy on the half hour.

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  • He had an elevated PSA and a localized cancer, but no evidence of spread—in other words, he was a perfect candidate for a prostatectomy using the Midas robot.

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  • From 1989 to 1999, researchers assigned 695 men with early prostate cancer to radical prostatectomy (347) or watchful waiting (348).

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  • From 1989 to 1999, researchers assigned 695 men with early prostate cancer to radical prostatectomy (347) or watchful waiting (348).

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