MARK THOMAS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY MARK THOMAS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Hernia operation. Surgeon performing laparoscopic surgery (keyhole surgery) to repair a hernia in a patient's abdomen. The laparoscope (silver, abdominal endoscope) has been inserted into the abdomen. The surgical procedure is performed by the implements (black) inserted through other incisions in the abdomen. An anaesthetist (left) is monitoring the patient's vital signs during the operation. A hernia is the abnormal protrusion of an organ or tissue through an opening. Photographed in the UK.
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