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tr.v. ex·en·ter·at·ed, ex·en·ter·at·ing, ex·en·ter·ates
1. To disembowel; eviscerate.
2. Medicine To remove the contents of (an organ).

[Latin exenterāre, exenterāt-, to disembowel : ex-, ex- + Greek enteron, entrails; see en in Indo-European roots.]

ex·en′ter·a′tion n.
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Noun1.exenteration - surgical removal of the organs within a body cavity (as those of the pelvis)
surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, surgery, operation - a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body; "they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"; "he died while undergoing surgery"


n. exenteración. V.: evisceration
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Due to the rapidly progressive nature of the mass and lack of access by any other approach, exenteration was deemed the only remaining option.
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The tumour is locally invasive and may need enucleation of the eye or even exenteration of the orbital contents.
After close liaison with several senior colleagues, the patient underwent further surgical excision of necrotic tissue affecting the left forehead, left temporal region, left upper eyelid and left commissure with concomitant exenteration of left orbital contents (Fig.
If there is an extension into the orbit, orbital exenteration may be required.
Out of concern that the patient might have acute fulminant invasive fungal sinusitis, he was urgently taken to the operating room for endoscopic debridement and possibly a total maxillectomy and orbital exenteration.
Although radical cystectomy is the gold standard in the treatment of invasive bladder cancer, particularly in women who undergo anterior exenteration with cystectomy as a result of invasive bladder cancer, surgical technique needs a revision in the orthotopic diversion era.
Elaine, 43, has undergone a hysterectomy and radical pelvic exenteration to clear the cancer.
Patients without evidence of distant metastases on PET underwent pelvic exenteration, and 37.