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Hernia repair surgery. Screen showing laparascopic (keyhole) repair of an inguinal hernia. A hernia is the protrusion of the intestines through a weak area in the abdominal muscles, in this case in the groin. Here the hernial sac, the part of the peritoneum (lining of the abdominal cavity) that has been herniated, is being dissected.
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