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Appendix removal surgery. Surgeon teaching a surgical resident to use a laparoscopic stapler during laparoscopic (keyhole) appendectomy (removal of the appendix) for appendicitis (inflammation of the appendix). The patient's CT (computed tomography) scan can be seen on the monitor in the background.
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