Exenterative surgery and reconstruction

Patrick S. Sullivan, Eric J. Dozois

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Current exenterative procedures have undergone several modi fications and re finements compared with past approaches in an effort to maximize oncologic outcomes and minimize morbidity and mortality while maintaining an acceptable quality of life. The indications and contraindications to pelvic exenterative surgery are discussed along with the complex preoperative planning adopted in these challenging cases. Speci fic reconstructive techniques are outlined, as is the role of multimodality therapies. Issues concerning exenteration and reconstruction are highlighted, including details pertaining to soft-tissue coverage, restoration of gastrointestinal and urinary continuity, and, in some cases, genital reconstruction. This chapter should be read in association with Chap. 11.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationReconstructive Surgery of the Rectum, Anus and Perineum
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781848824133
ISBN (Print)9781848824126
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013


  • Anterior exenteration
  • Anteriorposterior exenteration
  • Neorectum
  • Pelvic exenteration
  • Posterior exenteration
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Rectum
  • Recurrent anal cancer
  • Recurrent rectal cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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