radical prostatectomy

Pronunciation: (RA-dih-kul PROS-tuh-TEK-toh-mee)

Surgery to remove the entire prostate and some of the tissue around it. Nearby lymph nodes may also be removed. In a radical retropubic prostatectomy, an incision (cut) is made in the wall of the lower abdomen. In a radical perineal prostatectomy, an incision (cut) is made in the perineum (the area between the anus and scrotum). In a laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, several small incisions (cuts) are made in the wall of the abdomen. A laparoscope (a thin, tube-like instrument with a light and lens for viewing) is inserted through one opening to guide the surgery. Surgical instruments are inserted through the other openings to do the surgery.

Definition from: Cancer.gov

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: 2012-10-25