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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Cistouretrectomía

Cystourethrectomy (SIS-toh-yoo-ree-THREK-toh-mee)
Surgery to remove the bladder (the organ that holds urine) and urethra (the tube through which urine leaves the body).

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.