MARK THOMAS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY MARK THOMAS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Laparoscopic surgery. Surgeon performing laparoscopic surgery on a patient with colon cancer. He is removing a section of the patients's descending colon (left hemicolectomy). A laparoscope (abdominal endoscope) has been inserted in the patient and is producing an image on the screen (top). This enables the surgeon to perform the procedure without making large incisions in the patient's body.
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