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Related to exenterations: orbital exenteration, ocular exenteration


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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This included 3 autopsies, 5 enucleations, 2 exenterations, 38 resections, and 3 biopsies.