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Open vs Laparoscopic Appendectomy
This medical animation depicts two procedures: an open appendectomy surgery and a minimally invasive laparoscopic appendectomy. The first animation shows the location of the appendectomy incision, exposure of the cecum (terminal colon) and inflamed appendix, and removal of the appendix. The second animation displays the laparoscopic instruments in the abdomen, followed by the surgical removal of the appendix.