perineal prostatectomy

Pronunciation: (PAYR-ih-NEE-ul PROS-tuh-TEK-toh-mee)

Surgery to remove the prostate through an incision made between the scrotum and the anus.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Two types of radical prostatectomy. In a retropubic prostatectomy, the prostate is removed through an incision in the wall of the abdomen. In a perineal prostatectomy, the prostate is removed through an incision in the area between the scrotum and the anus.Los dos tipos de prostatectomía radical. En la prostatectomía retropúbica, se extirpa la próstata a través de una incisión en la pared del abdomen. En la prostatectomía perineal, se extirpa la próstata a través de una incisión entre el escroto y el ano. Date last modified: 2006-10-02