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Definition of Prostatectomy, retropubic

Prostatectomy, retropubic: Surgical removal of the prostate gland through an incision in the abdomen. Retropubic prostatectomy is a treatment option for some forms of prostate cancer.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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