nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy

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

Surgery to remove the prostate in which an attempt is made to save the nerves that help cause penile erections.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

2004-06-23 Date last modified: 2006-10-03