Small Bowel Obstruction and Distension with Surgical Laparotomy - Medical Illustration, Human Anatomy Drawing
This medical exhibit uses three illustrations to demonstrate a small bowel obstruction with subsequent surgical laparotomy. The first image is an anterior cut-away view of the abdomen showing a very tightly distended small bowel. Two inset images at the right detail the withdrawal and exploration of the distended bowel resulting in a spontaneous leak of bowel contents. The third image shows how the bowel is drained of it contents and repaired with a TA stapler.