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Caesarean section (Image 9 of 14). Surgical staff placing a baby on a surgical cloth following a caesarean section birth. The baby has had his umbilical cord cut. The end of the cord (blue) is still visible. Surgical tubing is seen at bottom centre. Caesarean sections are usually performed when it is impossible or dangerous to deliver the baby vaginally. The baby is delivered through an incision in the walls of the abdomen, uterus and amniotic sac. This was an elective caesarean section. This view is part of image sequence M810/282-295.
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