Male total exenteration - image description

The diagram shows a side view of the pelvic organs in a man. The pelvis is the area between the hipbones. The man is facing to the left. On the outside of the body at the front of the pelvis is the penis, and behind this the testes. In the centre of the diagram, behind and above the penis, is the bladder. Immediately below the bladder is the prostate gland. The urethra (a tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body) runs from the bladder through the prostate gland and the penis. On the right of the diagram, at the back of the pelvis, is the rectum. The lower part of the rectum joins to the anus (or back passage). The upper part of the rectum joins to the first part of the colon. There is a shaded area covering the bladder, the prostate gland, the urethra, the rectum and the anus. This shows the organs to be removed during total pelvic exenteration.