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Intra-operative Bowel Injury with Resulting Post-operative Sepsis
This stock medical exhibit features illustrations depicting an injury to the bowel during an operative procedure and the subsequent fatal sepsis following a large volume of bloody foul smelling fluid filling the abdomen. The illustration provides a side cut-away view of the pre-operative condition and includes widespread anterior adhesions. The second illustration shows the laporoscopic instruments inserted into the abdomen during the operative procedure. The third illustration provides a view of the patient's adhesion covered bowel. A cross section is included to highlight the layers of the bowel. The fourth illustration provides a view of the patient's injured bowel. A cross section is included to highlight the layers of the bowel that were injured during the operative procedure. The final image is shows an anterior silhouette to highlight the area of injury and an inset is included to show the bowel contents leaking into the abdomen via the bowel perforation.