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Appendix removal surgery. Surgeon making an incision to insert a trocar during laparoscopic (keyhole) appendectomy (removal of the appendix) for appendicitis (inflammation of the appendix). Trocars are hollow tub-like devices through which other instruments can be inserted during laparoscopic surgery.
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