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Anyone ever died during a laparotomy before?

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Dr. Paige Gutheil
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In brief: Yes

Yes, but keep in mind that a laparotomy is simply the name for a procedure where the skin is incised with a scalpel making a traditional scar to gain access to the abdominal cavity.
It is done is many different circumstances including emergently after trauma, cancer surgery, exploratory surgery, etc. Very rare in low risk cases be assured.

In brief: Yes

Yes, but keep in mind that a laparotomy is simply the name for a procedure where the skin is incised with a scalpel making a traditional scar to gain access to the abdominal cavity.
It is done is many different circumstances including emergently after trauma, cancer surgery, exploratory surgery, etc. Very rare in low risk cases be assured.
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