MICHAEL ENGLISH, M.D,CUSTOM MEDICAL STOCK PHOTO / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY MICHAEL ENGLISH, M.D,CUSTOM MEDICAL STOCK PHOTO / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Obstructed bowel. Close-up of a patient's intestines during surgery to treat an obstructed bowel. The obstruction is caused by an adhesion, the fibrous band of tissue seen at centre. Adhesions are most often a complication of surgery. Scar tissue develops at the site of the incision and connects previously separated tissues or organs. This can prevent movement through the intestines, causing abdominal pain. In severe cases more surgery is required to remove the adhesion.
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