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Another method is to resect the handle of the malleus (Fig. 195).

In severe cases it may be necessary to resect a portion of the tarsus.

In the case of the first dorsal nerve, it may be necessary temporarily to resect the clavicle.

Failure to resect may have been due to the great amount of work pressing upon the surgeons.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, from Latin resectus, past participle of resecare "to cut off, cut loose, curtail," from re-, intensive prefix (see re-), + secare "to cut" (see section (n.)). Surgical sense is from 1846. Related: Resected; resecting.

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