What is a pelvic exenteration?

Amanika Kumar, M.D., a gynecological oncologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, explains the indications and goals of pelvic exenteration surgery: anterior exenteration, posterior exenteration and total exenteration.

Dr. Kumar also discusses the process of this complex surgery — in which most or all of the pelvic organs are removed — and the physical and emotional challenges patients face.


January 12, 2021

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Mayo Clinic

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