cystectomy

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cystectomy

[si′stek·tə·mē]
(medicine)
Excision of the gallbladder, or part of the urinary bladder.
Removal of a cyst.
Removal of a piece of the anterior capsule of the lens for the extraction of a cataract.
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John Jones, age 65, is admitted to the medical-surgical unit following total cystectomy with creation of a continent internal reservoir.
Total cystectomy with lymph node dissection is reserved for malignant lesions.
Radical total cystectomy for cancer of the bladder: 230 consecutive cases five years later.
Follow up CT scan is required when there is clinical deterioration which can reveal necrosis of the bladder wall and peritonitis which requires surgical intervention like partial cystectomy, total cystectomy or surgical debridement.