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total pelvic exenteration

 

Definition: removal of the urinary bladder, distal ureter, vagina, uterus, adnexa, rectum, anus, and adjacent lymph nodes; renders a colostomy and urinary diversion or bladder substitution necessary.

Synonym(s): Brunschwig operation

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