exenteration

noun

ex·​en·​ter·​a·​tion ig-ˌzent-ə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce exenteration (audio)
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: surgical removal of the contents of a bodily cavity (as the orbit, pelvis, or a sinus)
pelvic exenteration for advanced uterine, bladder, and rectal carcinomaJournal of the American Medical Association
exenterate transitive verb
exenterated; exenterating

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“Exenteration.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/exenteration. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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