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Small bowel resection - series—Incision

Incision

Overview

The patient is deep asleep and pain-free (general anesthesia). An incision is made into the abdomen.

Review Date 4/7/2018

Updated by: Michael M. Phillips, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine, The George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.