pelvic exenteration

Definition / meaning of pelvic exenteration

Surgery to remove the lower colon, rectum, and bladder, and create stomata (openings) through which urine and stool are passed out of the body. In women, the cervix, vagina, ovaries, and nearby lymph nodes are also removed.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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