anterior pelvic exenteration
an·te·ri·or pel·vic ex·en·ter·a·tion
removal of the urinary bladder, distal ureter, vagina, uterus, adnexa, and adjacent lymph nodes; a urinary diversion or bladder substitution is necessary.
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anterior pelvic exenterationHeroic surgery in the anterior pelvic cavity, consisting of excision of the male (cystoprostatectomy) or female pelvic content, bladder and urethra, while sparing the rectum. Urinary output is often addressed by anastomising the ureters into an ileal pouch made from small intestine, which is then connected to the abdominal wall. Vaginal reconstruction may be performed during the exenteration or later.
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