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Exploratory Laparotomy and Small Bowel Resection
This medical exhibit features the key steps in the exploratory laparotomy and the small bowel resection. We will begin by depicting the large midline incision. Through this exposure, the perforation in the ileum, the adhesions and the gross contamination of the abdominal and pelvic cavity, the debridement and irrigation of the abdominal and pelvic cavities is shown. Next, the resection of the perforated bowel and end to end anastomosis is illustrated in graphic detail.