Inguinal hernia surgery, artwork

Inguinal hernia surgery, artwork

N700/0099 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 63.6MB

Downloadable file size: 6.2MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


This image is part of the sequence History: Artwork of surgery for an inguinal hernia

Credit: SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Inguinal hernia surgery. Image 2 of 2. Historical artwork of the last two stages in the Bassani technique, an operation to treat inguinal hernias, where the intestines protrude into the inguinal canal. In the third stage (top) the spermatic cord (red) is held to one side while the internal muscles (red) are sutured to Poupart's ligament (white cord). This repairs the abdominal wall weakness, holding the intestines in place. In the fourth stage (bottom), the membranes (white) covering the surface muscles are sewn back together again, leaving a hole for the spermatic cord to exit to the testicles. Artwork from Atlas and Epitome of Operative Surgery (1898, Otto Zuckerkandl). For a sequence of images showing the four stages of the operation, see images N700/098 and N700/099.

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

Keywords: 1800s, 1898, 19th century, abdomen, abdominal, anatomical, anatomical artwork, anatomy, artwork, atlas and epitome of, bassani technique, bassani's, caucasian, condition, connective tissue, cut open, disorder, dissected, dissection, end, equipment, fascia, fat, finishing, groin, hernia, herniated, historical, historical image, history, human, human body, illustration, incision, inguinal canal, inguinal hernia, instrument, intestinal, intestines, layers, ligament, male, man, medical, medicine, muscle, muscles, operating, operation, operative surgery, otto zuckerkandl, people, perforation, peritoneum, person, repair, repaired, rupture, sequence, series, sewing, skin, spermatic cord, stitch, stitched, stitches, stitching, surgery, surgical, surgical wound, suture, sutured, sutures, suturing, tool, treatment, white

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