Pronounced: sis-TEK-toh-meeEn Español (Spanish Version)
A cystectomy is a surgery to remove all or part of the bladder:
- A radical cystectomy removes all of the bladder, nearby lymph nodes, part of the urethra, and nearby organs that may contain cancer cells.
- A partial cystectomy removes part of the bladder.
Last reviewedMay 2014by Michael Woods, MD
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