Glossary Term:

Title

retropubic

Phonetic

<b>ret</b>-tro-<b>PEW</b>-bick

Description

behind the pubic bone but in front of the bladder. In prostate cancer, a surgical approach to the prostate through an incision (cut) in the lower abdomen (belly) is called a retropubic prostatectomy. See also bladder, prostate, pubic bone.