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View in Spanish: Evisceración pélvica posterior

Posterior pelvic exenteration (pah-STEER-ee-er PEL-vik ek-ZEN-ter-AY-shun)
Surgery to remove the lower part of the bowel, rectum, uterus, cervix, ovaries, fallopian tubes, and vagina. Pelvic lymph nodes may also be removed.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.