Credit: DR P. MARAZZI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: MODEL RELEASED. Bowel cancer surgery. Clip 27 of 39. Footage of surgeons carrying out open surgery to remove a malignant bowel tumour from the intestines of a 65-year-old woman. This part of the procedure involves suturing and cutting through tissue in preparation for the isolation and removal (debulking) of the tumour, and restoring or retaining function for the remaining healthy tissue. The suturing here is being carried out on healthy tissue. The still-attached cancerous area is handled and examined at the end of this clip. For the actual tumour removal, see clip K002/9648. The operation started out as a laparoscopic procedure, but was converted to open surgery. The tumour was a primary cancer that had already spread elsewhere in the patient's body, but the procedure was still performed in order to provide relief (palliation) from symptoms. Bowel cancer (also called colon cancer or colorectal cancer) affects the lining of the large intestine. It is one of the most common cancers in the developed world. For the entire sequence, see clips K002/9677 to K002/9639.

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Bowel cancer surgery

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