pelvic 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.

pel·vic ex·en·ter·a·tion

removal of all the organs and adjacent structures of the pelvis; usually performed to surgically ablate cancer involving urinary bladder, uterine cervix, and rectum.

pel·vic ex·en·ter·a·tion

(pelvik eksen-tĕr-āshŭn)
Removal of all organs and adjacent structures of the pelvis; usually performed to surgically ablate cancer involving urinary bladder, uterine cervix, and rectum.

Pelvic exenteration

Extensive surgery to remove the uterus, ovaries, pelvic lymph nodes, part or all of the vagina, and the bladder, rectum, and/or part of the colon.
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Laparoscopic total pelvic exenteration for pelvic malignancies: The technique and short-time outcome of 11 cases.
Total pelvic exenteration with a split-thickness skin graft neovagina, continent orthotopic neobladder and rectal reanastomosis, resulting in no external ostomies and adequate sexual function.
Since then, the ileal conduit has been the standard procedure for urinary bladder reconstruction in pelvic exenteration [3].
Lewis Jr., "Pelvic exenteration for recurrent or persistent gynecologic malignancies: a 10-year review of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center experience (1972-1981)," Gynecologic Oncology, vol.
The extensive and significantly invasive nature of pelvic exenteration surgery, with its long healing and recovery times, raised significant issues around quality of life for Malcolm.
Ileal conduits were performed for both patients as part of a total pelvic exenteration procedure.
Due to the high mortality and morbidity this technique was modified over the years, and it was described a Posterior Pelvic Exenteration (resection of rectum, uterus and posterior vaginal wall), Anterior Pelvic Exenteration (resection of bladder and uterus) and Supralevator Pelvic Exenteration (resection of pelvic organs at the level of levator muscle preserving the urogenital diaphragm) [2].
He proceeded to have radical pelvic exenteration surgery that resulted in long-term cure.
For example, laparoscopy before a planned pelvic exenteration in a patient with advanced or recurrent disease can help diagnose metastasis and spare them surgery.
[6, 7] Different surgical methods such as wide local excision, radical surgery (total vaginectomy with or without vulvectomy), and pelvic exenteration have been described.
Aortoureteric fistula has been documented in association with prior pelvic exenteration, radiation and vascular surgery.[sup.1,2] Ureteral stent-related aortoureteric fistulas are reported in a small number of cases, and mostly in non-English literature.