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Appendectomy: 10

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A nick is made in the external oblique with the knife.       

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Appendectomy: 11

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The external oblique aponeurosis is opened the length of the skin incision in the line of its fibers using the tips of the Mezzenbaum scissors.       

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Appendectomy: 12

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The external oblique edges are retracted with McBurney or Roux retractors (not shown), exposing the underlying internal oblique muscle. The fascia on the surface of the internal oblique is incised sharply in the line of the muscle fibers to facilitate atraumatic spreading.      

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