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What is the difference between a pelvic exenteration and a pelvic exoneration?

What is the difference between a pelvic exenteration and a pelvic exoneration?

Pelvic exenteration: There is no such thing as a pelvic "exoneration" although some people mispronounce "exenteration" to make it sound similar. A pelvic exenteration is the removal of most or all pelvic structures (bladder, uterus, rectum) for cancer (usually recurrent) in the pelvic organs (most often cervical cancer). ...Read more

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What is pelvic exenteration?

What is pelvic exenteration?

Exenteration: A pelvic exenteration is the removal of most or all pelvic structures (bladder, uterus, rectum) for cancer (usually recurrent) in the pelvic organs (most often cervical cancer). ...Read more

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Can you tell me about procedure in pelvic exenteration?

Surgical removal: Pelvic exenteration is the surgical removal of ALL pelvic organs and lymph nodes in patient's who have a gynecological cancer that has spread to the pelvis and peritoneum.(lining of the body cavity) ...Read more

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When are conditions too severe for complete pelvic exenteration?

When are conditions too severe for complete pelvic exenteration?

Pelvic exenteration: If a patient has metastatic disease outside of the pelvis then a pelvic exenteration is contraindicated. A patient's physical and emotional state has to be evaluated to know if they can handle the rigors of the exent and the healing period. ...Read more

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Who should do a pelvic exenteration if I am told it should be done for ovarian cancer?

Pelvic exenteration: If you are told you need a pelvic exenteration for ovarian cancer, a gynecologic oncologic would do the surgery. This most likely means that you have disease involving your rectum and that a posterior exenteration (removal of uterus, part of vagina and rectum) is needed to render you disease free at the time of surgery, good luck! ...Read more

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What is the difference between a pelvic and pap smear?

What is the difference between a pelvic and pap smear?

Exam vs test: The pelvic exam involves a visual inspection of the labia and vagina as well as a physical exam by palpating the uterus, ovaries an pelvic tissues. The pap smear is the collection of cells from the cervix for microscopic exam. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a pelvic & abdominal ultrasound?

What is the difference between a pelvic & abdominal ultrasound?

Location: Abdominal sono looks below diaphragm and above pelvic brim, sees liver, gallbladder, kidneys, pancreas, lymph nodes, blood vessels. Pelvic sono looks at gyn organs, bladder, nodes, vessels. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a pelvic MRI with or without contrast? I am having one done without and with contrast, how do you get rid of the dye?

What is the difference between a pelvic MRI with or without contrast? I am having one done without and with contrast, how do you get rid of the dye?

With & without dye: In these studies, "contrast" = dye so that blood vessels and other structures may be more clearly seen. With contrast & without contrast each have their applications -- putting both together will give your doctors the kind of information they need to help you. Your body will naturally excrete the contrast material ("dye") fairly quickly, on its own. ...Read more

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What is the difference between papanicolaou and pelvic test?

What is the difference between papanicolaou and pelvic test?

More info needed: Papanicolaou test is usually called a pap test or pap smear. The test is named for the physician to developed the stain used to see the cells from the cervix. We use the pap smear to screen for cervical cancer because we can see abnormal cells that may become cancer in the future, thus allowing treatment to prevent cancer. "pelvic test" is not a common term, so I am not sure what you refer to.Best. ...Read more

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What is bio feedback when used for pelvic floor pt? What is the difference between internal and external electrodes? Which is better?

What is bio feedback when used for pelvic floor pt? What is the difference between internal and external electrodes? Which is better?

It depends: Among other applications, biofeedback can help with pelvic floor issues in chronic constipation: http://tinyurl.com/mwh4p4w best placement of sensors depends on the specific problems being addressed. In some cases, they are placed internally. http://www.bcia.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3526 consult with your doctor and the trained physical therapist to find out for your own case. ...Read more