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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 3/12/2019

Updated by: Debra G. Wechter, MD, FACS, general surgery practice specializing in breast cancer, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.