In medicine (surgery), hemicorporectomy (/ˌhɛmiˌkɔrpəˈrɛktəmi/;... -

In medicine (surgery), hemicorporectomy (/ˌhɛmiˌkɔrpəˈrɛktəmi/;...

wikipedia - 03 Feb 2017
In medicine (surgery), hemicorporectomy (/ˌhɛmiˌkɔrpəˈrɛktəmi/; also referred to as translumbar amputation, corporal transection, hemisomato-tmesis, or "halfectomy") is a radical surgery in which the body below the waist is amputated, transecting the lumbar spine. This removes the legs, the genitalia (internal and external), urinary system, pelvic bones, anus, and rectum. It is a severely mutilating procedure recommended only as a last resort for patients with severe and p

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