Gastroenterology:   Photographs

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Surgical "Seam" Many Years Later

Seam Where Colon Rejoined

Here is a photo taken in the large intestine that shows the seam that was created surgically many years before where an area of colon cancer was sucessfully removed. The rim is the actual seam. The medical term for this seam is anastomosis and the crooked blood vessels seen in the area are common and often used as a landmark by the doctor doing a scope test.


Text & Images Courtesy of Three Rivers Endoscopy Center
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