noun, plural cystectomies. Surgery.
excision of a cyst or bladder, usually the urinary bladder.

1890–95; cyst- + -ectomy Unabridged
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cystectomy (sɪˈstɛktəmɪ)
n , pl -mies
1.  surgical removal of the gall bladder or of part of the urinary bladder
2.  surgical removal of any abnormal cyst

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cystectomy cys·tec·to·my (sĭ-stěk'tə-mē)

  1. Surgical removal of a cyst.

  2. Surgical removal of all or a part of the gallbladder.

  3. Surgical removal of all or part of the urinary bladder.

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Radical cystectomy is considered standard treatment.
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