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amputation of the arm with removal of the scapula and a portion of the clavicle.
Synonym(s): interscapulothoracic amputation
forequarter amputationSurgery A major surgical procedure in which the upper extremity and a variable portion of the supporting shoulder girdle is amputated, to treat either advanced malignancy–eg, malignant melanoma, or for 1º CA of soft or bony tissues–eg, chondrosarcoma or osteosarcoma. See Heroic surgery, Mutilating surgery.
fore·quar·ter am·pu·ta·tion(fōr'kwōr-tĕr amp'yū-tā'shŭn)
Amputation of the arm with removal of the scapula and a portion of the clavicle.
the removal of a limb or other appendage or outgrowth of the body. The most common indication for amputation of an upper limb is severe trauma. Other indications may include malignancy, infection and gangrene.
flap amputation; one in which flaps are made from skin and subcutaneous tissue and sutured over the bone end of the stump.
absence of a limb at birth, attributed to constriction of the part by an encircling band during intrauterine development.
amputation in contiguity
amputation at a joint.
amputation in continuity
amputation of a limb elsewhere than at a joint.
amputation in which the bone is broken by an osteoclast and the soft tissues divided by an écraseur.
amputation of the forelimb including the scapula.
open amputation; one in which the entire cross-section is left open (flapless) for dressing.
amputation of the thigh with excision of the lateral portion of the pelvic girdle.
amputation of the forelimb with excision of the lateral portion of the shoulder girdle.
loss of a part without surgical intervention, as in leprosy, etc.