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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
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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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann

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A recent report from Romania described palliative posterior pelvic exenteration with partial cystectomy for a tumor invading the sciatic foramen for fistula after a previous radical hysterectomy (14).
Pelvic exenteration for recurrent gynecologic malignancy: survival and morbidity analysis of the 45-year experience at UCLA.
Pelvic exenteration of gynecologic malignancy: indications, and technical and reconstructive considerations.
Laparoscopic total pelvic exenteration for pelvic malignancies: The technique and short-time outcome of 11 cases.
Curative pelvic exenteration for recurrent cervical carcinoma in the era of concurrent chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
Pelvic exenteration in gynecologic oncology: A single institution study over 20 years.
Dunsmoor-Su et al., "Pelvic exenteration in the age of modern chemoradiation," Gynecologic Oncology, vol.
Ornstein, "Robotic assisted anterior pelvic exenteration," Journal of Urology, vol.
Ornstein, "Robotic radical anterior pelvic exenteration: the UCI experience," Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies, vol.
The patient comorbidities, associated with the extent of the pelvic exenteration, make this procedure to be prone to more complications in patients on which a Bricker ileal conduit and a stoma from fecal stream are obviously necessary.
Observational and retrospective study of the patients with a pelvic exenteration and urinary tract reconstruction with a double barreled wet colostomy, between May 2006 and October 2010, was done.
In all patients, and once the pelvic exenteration was performed, both urethers are freed from the retroperitoneum with care to protect their blood supply.