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What is the definition or description of: radical cystectomy?

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Dr. Varadarajan Subbiah
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Removal of bladder: A radical cystectomy, usually used to treat cancer, is a complete removal of the bladder, parts of the nearby urethra, surrounding lymph nodes and surrounding organs. This may include the prostate in men. In women, this may include the uterus, cervix, fallopia tubes, and part of the vagina.

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