translumbar amputation

translumbar amputation

Surgical oncology The amputation of most of a person's body–essentially everything below the lumbar vertebrae; TA is a draconian surgical procedure which may be the only therapeutic option in certain pelvic and lower extremity malignancies. See Heroic surgery.
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