Combined Surgical Treatment for Advanced Pelvic Malignancy

  • N. D. Carr
  • M. G. Lucas


Total pelvic exenteration or one of its modifications may seem a daunting prospect for both surgeon and patient alike. However, there is no doubt that a great deal can be achieved by the removal of these advanced primary or recurrent tumours and related structures in terms of achieving maximum palliation or even cure1–6. Although adjuvant treatment with radiotherapy, chemotherapy or both of these modalities may also be required, there is controversy about their value7 and the principle of surgical removal of all or most of the tumour bulk should be foremost in the clinician’s mind2,5.


Pelvic Floor Urinary Diversion Myocutaneous Flap Pelvic Exenteration Ileal Conduit 
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