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Explorative laparotomy. Surgeons performing an explorative laparotomy to assess a patient's bowels. A laparotomy involves making a large incision in the abdominal wall to gain access to the abdominal cavity. Here, the surgeon is removing adhesions. Adhesions are fibrous attachments that form between tissues and organs that are not normally connected. Intestinal adhesions can often occur following abdominal surgery.
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