Definitions

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  • n. The surgical removal of all the contents of a body cavity such as the pelvis or the orbit.
  • n. The process or fact of removing the entrails; evisceration.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Act of exenterating.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Disemboweling; evisceration.
  • n. The act of turning inside out; exposure of the secrets of anything.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. surgical removal of the organs within a body cavity (as those of the pelvis)

Etymologies

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From Latin exenterare.

Examples

  • In Chicago, the surgeon Alexander Brunschwig devised an operation for cervical cancer, called a “complete pelvic exenteration,” so strenuous and exhaustive that even the most Halstedian surgeon needed to break midprocedure to rest and change positions.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • Dante+ in any living face; an aruspex might have read a lecture upon him without exenteration, his flesh being so consumed, that he might, in a manner, have discerned his bowels without opening of him; so that to be carried, sexta cervice+ to the grave, was but a civil unnecessity; and the complements of the coffin might outweigh the subject of it.

    Letter to a Friend

  • Spartan boy who let a beast gnaw out his bowels till he died without expressing a groan, is a faint bodily image of this dilaceration of the spirit and exenteration of the inmost mind, which Calantha with

    English literary criticism

  • There is self-exenteration enough and to spare in my story, without dilating on them.

    Alton Locke, Tailor and Poet An Autobiography

  • The most aggressive operation of all was probably the pelvic exenteration, devised by the New York gynecologist Alexander Brunschwig.

    NYT > Home Page

  • P.N. Dogra, head of the department of urology, performed the robot-assisted "anterior pelvic exenteration" on a woman suffering from cancer of urethra and urinary bladder.

    Gaea Times (by Simple Thoughts) Breaking News and incisive views 24/7

  • Along with a five-member team, he performed a 'robotic anterior exenteration', in simple words, the removal of organs towards the front of the pelvic cavity, on a 50-year-old woman with cancer of the urethra and bladder.

    SiliconIndia.com

  • I never more lively beheld the starved characters of Dante [III. j] in any living face; an aruspex might have read a lecture upon him without exenteration, his flesh being so consumed, that he might, in a manner, have discerned his bowels without opening of him; so that to be carried, sexta cervice [III. k] to the grave, was but a civil unnecessity; and the complements of the coffin might outweigh the subject of it.

    Religio Medici, Hydriotaphia, and the Letter to a Friend

  • The robotic anterior exenteration was a challenging surgery, with the risk of intraoperative injury to major blood vessels, massive bleeding and also injury to the bowel and other structures, "Dogra told IANS in an interview.

    SiliconIndia.com

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