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Large bowel resection - Series

Incision

Incision

Overview

The patient is deep asleep and pain-free (general anesthesia). A lower midline incision is made in the abdomen. Sometimes, the surgeon will use a lateral lower transverse incision instead.

Update Date 10/30/2013