Glossary Term:

Title

laparoscopic radical prostatectomy

Phonetic

<b>lap</b>-uh-ruh-<b>SKAH</b>-pick <b>rad</b>-ick-uhl <b>pros</b>-tuh-<b>TECK</b>-tuh-me

Description

a surgical procedure in which the prostate is removed using a laparoscope. As of late 2011, long-term studies are not yet available comparing survival for men who had this procedure with those who had open surgery to remove their prostates. See also laparoscope, prostate.