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Exploratory abdominal surgery. Close-up of a surgeon opening the abdomen for exploratory laparotomy, using a tonsil haemostat to enter the peritoneum. 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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