MARK THOMAS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY MARK THOMAS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Hernia operation. Surgeons performing laparoscopic surgery (keyhole surgery) to repair a hernia in a patient's abdomen. A laparoscope (silver, an abdominal endoscope) has been inserted into the abdomen. This produces an image that is displayed on a screen (not seen) and watched by the surgical team. The surgical procedure is performed by the implements (black) inserted through other holes in the abdomen. A hernia is the abnormal protusion of an organ or tissue through an opening. Photographed in the UK.
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