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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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Successful treatment has been reported with methods, such as abdominoperineal resection (APR) and pelvic exenteration, using wide local excision.
(44, 45) When the complex anatomy is taken into consideration, a "pushing" border into the periorbital tissues may not require orbital exenteration to achieve a 5 mm margin, if it is a low-grade neoplasm (Figure 6).
Reconstruction of the pelvic floor and perineum with human acellular dermal matrix and thigh flaps following pelvic exenteration. Gynecol Oncol 2007;107:578-82.
In 1948, Brunshwig (3) defined pelvic exenteration as, "a one-stage abdominoperineal operation with end colostomy and bilateral ureteral implantation into the colon above the colostomy," to alleviate these symptoms for 22 patients.
Eight animals having lesions on limbus and cornea were treated by performing enucleation in 6 and exenteration in 2, respectively.
The few main topics of the event are, Ophthalmology Surgery, Glaucoma: A Vision Loss, New Surgical Treatments For Glaucoma, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Retina and Retinal Diseases, Cornea Disorders And Treatment, Neurotrophic Keratopathy, Thyroid Eye Disease (TED or Graves Eye Disease), Ophthalmic Optics / Optometry, Ophthalmic Drug Delivery, Ocular Diagnosis and Ophthalmic Imaging, Orbital Exenteration Surgery, Ophthalmology Practice, Refractive Errors in Children.
Background: Pelvic exenteration (PE) for primary and recurrent cervical cancer has resulted in favorable survival outcomes, but there are controversies about specific prognosis factors, and up to now, there have been no published reports from China.
A perceived deficiency was indicated by one-third of respondents for radical cystoprostatectomy and almost two-thirds for anterior pelvic exenteration.
Retinoblastoma is the most common malignant intraocular tumor in childhood, with a prevalence of approximately 1 in 20,000/ Treatment methods for retinoblastoma include systemic chemotherapy, local chemotherapy, photocoagulation, cryotherapy, thermotherapy, brachytherapy, external radiotherapy, enucleation and exenteration. (2,3,4) Retinoblastoma is radiosensitive tumor, requiring a dose of 35-45 Gy.
Among the sections are low anterior resection, open total proctocoloectomy with ileostomy, pelvic exenteration, stomal complications, and abdominal operations for rectal prolapse.
Surgical exenteration was the treatment option for the case because of debilitating diplopia and visual acuity showing an unlikely improvement with any other treatment option.