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Complications ... nally, the surgeon may need to convert the operation to an open laparotomy which involves making a larger incision in the abdome ... » Read on
Treatment ... d, you may be advised to have a more serious operation called a laparotomy . For this operation, a larger cut is made across the ... » Read on