exenteration

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exenteration

 [ek-sen″ter-a´shun]
1. surgical removal of the inner organs; evisceration.
2. in ophthalmology, removal of the entire contents of the orbit.
pelvic exenteration excision of the organs and adjacent structures of the pelvis.

ex·en·ter·a·tion

(eks'en-tĕr-ā'shŭn),
Removal of internal organs and tissues, usually radical removal of the contents of a body cavity.
Synonym(s): evisceration (1)
[G. ex, out, + enteron, bowel]

exenteration

/ex·en·ter·a·tion/ (ek-sen″ter-a´shun)
1. surgical removal of the inner organs; evisceration.
2. in ophthalmology, removal of the entire contents of the orbit.

pelvic exenteration  excision of the organs and adjacent structures of the pelvis.

exenteration

[eksen′tera′shun]
1 surgical removal of the inner organs; evisceration.
2 in ophthalmology, removal of the entire contents of the orbit.

exenteration

Surgical oncology The excision of large blocks of tissue in a particular region–eg, pelvis, as required by extensive malignancy Types Anterior–en bloc removal of bladder, urethra, uterus and tissues lateral thereto, and upper 2/3 of the vagina; posterior–rarely indicated; total pelvic–used in Pts with stage IV cervical CA, with removal of bladder and rectum. See Commando operation, Hemipelvectomy, Heroic surgery, Hysterectomy.

ex·en·ter·a·tion

(ek-sen'tĕr-ā'shŭn)
Removal of internal organs and tissues, usually radical removal of the contents of a body cavity.
[G. ex, out, + enteron, bowel]

exenteration

Total removal of all organs and other soft tissue from a bony cavity. Exenteration is a radical and mutilating procedure, performed only in extreme cases of cancer in which the only hope of survival is to attempt to remove all affected tissue. Exenteration is performed on the pelvis and the eye socket.

exenteration

Removal of the entire contents of the orbit, including the eyeball, the extraocular muscles, the optic nerve, nerves and blood vessels, the orbital fat and connective tissues. It is performed in cases of malignant tumours. See enucleation; evisceration.

exenteration

surgical removal of all of the internal organs, for example of the eye or pelvic cavity.

ocular exenteration
removal of the globe, adnexa and associated structures. See also transpalpebral enucleation.

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