- Surgery to remove the bladder. Cystic fibrosis: A common genetic disease inherited as a recessive condition. Thick mucus can clog the lung passages and block the ducts of the pancreas in cystic fibrosis.
* * *1. Excision of the the urinary bladder. 2. Excision of the gallbladder (cholecystectomy). 3. Removal of a cyst. [cyst- + G. ektome, excision]
* * *1) the surgical excision of a cyst <ovarian \cystectomy>2) the removal of all or a portion of the urinary bladder
* * *n.surgical removal of the urinary bladder. This is necessary in the treatment of certain bladder conditions, notably cancer, and necessitates subsequent urinary diversion. The ureters draining the urine from the kidneys are reimplanted into an isolated segment of intestine (usually the ileum), which is brought to the skin surface as a spout (see ileal conduit). Alternatively, in bladder replacement, a segment of ileum or colon is reconstructed to form a pouch, which is anastomosed to the urethra and acts as a reservoir for the urine. Emptying may be achieved by abdominal straining or intermittent self-catheterization.
* * *cys·tec·to·my (sis-tekґtə-me) [cyst- + -ectomy] 1. excision of a cyst. 2. resection of the bladder.
Medical dictionary. 2011.