Transverse Cut of Anterior Part of Chest.
Head and both forelimbs have been removed. The next portion to be removed is the anterior portion of the chest. While the loop of wire is held outside the vulva, the head of the fetatome is advanced about 2/3 of the way along the chest. The stump is anchored to the handle of the fetatome. Lastly, the wire is pulled up and placed at right angle to the longitudinal axis of the fetus.
Bierschwal CJ and deBois CHW (1975)