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Large abdominal hernia in a 57 year old male patient. A hernia is the protrusion of an organ or tissue through an abnormal opening. In this case the intestines are protruding through the abdominal wall muscles. Treatment is with surgery to put the intestine back in place and strengthen the abdominal wall.
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