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Incisional hernia. Close-up of an incisional hernia in the abdomen of an 80-year-old female patient after previous colectomy surgery. A hernia occurs when an organ, such as a loop of the intestine, protrudes from a weak area in the abdominal wall. An incisional hernia is a type of hernia caused by an incompletely-healed surgical wound. Here, after colectomy - the surgical removal of part of the colon (large intestine).
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