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Cleaning infected surgical wound. Doctor using a scalpel and forceps to debride (remove) infected necrotic (dead tissue) material from an infected surgical wound in the abdomen of a patient following a laparotomy. Laparotomy is a surgical procedure involving a large incision through the abdominal wall to gain access into the abdominal cavity.
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