J.L. MARTRA , PUBLIPHOTO DIFFUSION / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY J.L. MARTRA , PUBLIPHOTO DIFFUSION / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Liver transplant. A surgical team in an operating theatre performing a liver transplant on a child. All members of the team are wearing surgical caps, gowns and gloves to maintain sterile conditions. At upper centre a surgical lamp provides intense light for the surgeons. At upper left a video camera records the operation. This is done for training and reference purposes. In the foreground various surgical equipment can be seen including syringes, clamps and scalpels. Initially, successful liver transplants were rare, however by the late ninteen eighties success rates were much higher.
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