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Hernia repair surgery. Surgical team carrying out a hernia repair operation. The surgeons are preparing to make a right groin incision (lower right) for open hernia repair. In the foreground, instruments are being prepared for them by other members of the surgical team. A hernia occurs when an organ, such as a loop of the intestine, protrudes from a weak area in the abdominal wall. Surgery aims to return the intestine to its normal position and repair the weakness in the abdominal wall.
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