DR P. MARAZZI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DR P. MARAZZI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Side view of the swollen abdomen in a 71 year old male patient with an epigastric (abdominal) hernia. Hernia is the protrusion of an organ (such as the intestine) through the body wall, in this case in the upper abdomen between the navel and breastbone.
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