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Gastrostomy

Photo: Cyst gastrostomy
For the amounts of food it is constantly processing, the digestive system is an incredibly efficient machine, but problems can arise. Here, a surgeon performs a cyst gastrostomy, the removal of non-cancerous growths from the pancreas. The growths can form after a bout of pancreatitis.
Photograph by Barry Slaven

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