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transfixion

 [trans-fik´shun]
a cutting through from within outward, as in amputation.

trans·fix·ion

(trans-fik'shŭn),
A maneuver in amputation in which the knife is passed from side to side through the soft parts, close to the bone, and the muscles are then divided from within outward.
[L. transfixio (see transfix)]

transfixion

/trans·fix·ion/ (-fik´shun) a cutting through from within outward, as in amputation.

trans·fix·ion

(trans-fik'shŭn)
A maneuver in amputation in which the knife is passed from side to side through the soft parts, close to the bone, and the muscles are then divided from within in an outward direction.
[L. transfixio, transfix]

transfixion

a method of amputation in which the knife is passed directly through the soft parts, the cutting being done from within outward.
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For young patients with patent ductus arteriosus but without pulmonary arterial hypertension, ligation or transfixion can be directly performed through median approach before CPB.
Liver tissue samples (around 50 mg) were taken between right-side ribs 11-12 by liver transfixion pin, frozen immediately in liquid nitrogen, transported to the laboratory, and stored at -70[degrees]C until analyzed for mRNA level.
9) Rosa's report of her confrontation with Clytie (who"passes" for Henry to the eye of Rosa who, "running out of the bright afternoon" into "the dim light" [109], has yet to adjust to the darkness) testifies unwittingly to a tension between her transfixion with Clytie's visual sameness and her defensive impulse to name the woman "interracial Other.
Transfixion pins and wires traverse the axial plane of the limb, with the two shanks of the pin or wire protruding from opposite sides of the bone.
Bilateral frames use transfixion pins, traversing the diameter of the limb, potentially jeopardizing soft tissue structures.
As a result of her transfixion into soap operas, Mui eventually acquires a better command of English than her sister Lily.
Cow liver tissue samples were taken from the 11th or 12th right intercostal space by liver transfixion pin.
Modny and Bambara introduced the transfixion intramedullary nail in 1953.
A patient with mild tip depression and an excessively long caudal septum can be treated with a simple excision of the caudal septum, with or without a hemi- or complete transfixion incision of the excess mucoperichondrial flap.
After 28 days of calving, cow liver tissue samples were taken from the 11th or 12th right intercostal space using a liver transfixion pin.