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

  • noun Surgical removal of a cyst.
  • noun Surgical removal of the gallbladder.
  • noun Surgical removal of all or part of the urinary bladder.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Excision of the urinary or gall-bladder, or of a cyst.

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  • noun medicine the act of surgically removing the bladder.


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The word is derived from cyst (bladder), and suffix -ectomy (surgical removal).


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  • Wednesday morning for her for her second laproscopic ovarian cystectomy.

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  • This can often be accomplished via a laparoscopic procedure or by a slightly more complex operation called an ovarian cystectomy, which removes the cyst without removing the ovary.

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  • The ongoing clinical trial of Tengion's Neo-Urinary Conduit is evaluating the product in bladder cancer patients requiring a urinary diversion following bladder removal cystectomy.

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  • Bladder cancer is frequently a recurrent disease, with some cases becoming refractory to available chemotherapeutic or immunotherapeutic agents and leading to cystectomy bladder removal or death.

  • Yes, so the answer on the first side, most of our Single-Site experience in Europe remains focused on closed cystectomy.

  • The authors of the abstract concluded that the interim analysis of this prospective trial indicates that Urocidin™ may provide an alternative to cystectomy for patients with BCG-refractory NMIBC.

  • With regard to da Vinci Cystectomy, Dr. Lee and his team from Cornell concluded that despite an increased materials cost, robotic radical cystectomy can be more cost-efficient than open radical cystectomy as a treatment for bladder cancer when the impact of complications is considered.

  • Surgeons at The Urology Center of Colorado (TUCC) have now performed the first da Vinci robotic cystectomy (bladder removal) in the Denver metropolitan area.

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  • Fifteen years earlier he had undergone a cystectomy with a continent cutaneous urinary diversion (Indiana pouch) for a neurogenic bladder.

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