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Laparotomy intestinal surgery. The surgeon at left a chief resident, taking part in a type of medical training known as residency. The surgeon at right is a staff surgeon. They are carrying out a laparotomy to access the intestines. A laparotomy is a surgical procedure where a large incision is made through the abdominal wall to access the abdominal cavity.
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