Abdominal adhesions

Abdominal adhesions

M108/0514 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 40.6MB

Downloadable file size: 2.7MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: CNRI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Abdominal adhesions, endoscope view. These growths of internal scar tissue are seen as the thin film- like structures. Consisting of fibrous connective tissue, they have grown between abdominal organs that normally remain separate. They are a response of the body's repair mechanisms to tissue trauma, such as that resulting from infection, injury or internal surgery. Adhesions are most common within the abdomen and the heart. They are a very common complication of abdominal surgery, and though they rarely cause pain, they sometimes obstruct bowel movements, requiring surgery. Here, they developed after an appendicectomy, a surgical procedure to remove an inflamed appendix.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: abdomen, abdominal, adhesion, adhesions, appendectomy, appendicectomy, appendicitis, complication, complications, condition, connective, diagnosis, diagnostic, disease, disorder, endoscope, endoscopic, endoscopy, fibrous, growths, healthcare, internal growth, join, joined, joining, laparoscope, laparoscopic, laparoscopy, medical, medicine, patient, post-operative, scar, scarring, scars, tissue

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.