anterior pelvic exenteration
- Surgery to remove the urethra, lower part of the ureters, uterus, cervix, vagina, and bladder.
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anterior pelvic exenteration — excision en masse of the bladder, lower ureters, vagina, adnexa, pelvic lymph nodes, and pelvic peritoneum, with implantation of the ureters into the intact pelvic colon or an ileal conduit. See also radical cystectomy, under cystectomy … Medical dictionary
exenteration — Removal of internal organs and tissues, usually radical removal of the contents of a body cavity. SYN: evisceration (1). [G. ex, out, + enteron, bowel] anterior pelvic e. removal of the urinary bladder, lower parts of the ureter … Medical dictionary
radical cystectomy — surgical treatment of invasive bladder cancer by removal of the bladder with its peritoneal covering, the lower ureters, pelvic lymph nodes, and surrounding organs and structures. In females it is a synonym of anterior pelvic exenteration. In… … Medical dictionary
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