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Definitions for laparoscopy
ˌlæp əˈrɒs kə pila·paroscopy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. laparoscopynoun

    laparotomy performed with a laparoscope that makes a small incision to examine the abdominal cavity (especially the ovaries and Fallopian tubes)

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  1. laparoscopynoun

    Examination of the loins or abdomen, now specifically examination or surgery on the peritoneal cavity using a laparoscope.

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  1. Laparoscopy

    Laparoscopy (from Ancient Greek λαπάρα (lapára) 'flank, side', and σκοπέω (skopéō) 'to see') is an operation performed in the abdomen or pelvis using small incisions (usually 0.5–1.5 cm) with the aid of a camera. The laparoscope aids diagnosis or therapeutic interventions with a few small cuts in the abdomen.Laparoscopic surgery, also called minimally invasive procedure, bandaid surgery, or keyhole surgery, is a modern surgical technique. There are a number of advantages to the patient with laparoscopic surgery versus an exploratory laparotomy. These include reduced pain due to smaller incisions, reduced hemorrhaging, and shorter recovery time. The key element is the use of a laparoscope, a long fiber optic cable system that allows viewing of the affected area by snaking the cable from a more distant, but more easily accessible location. Laparoscopic surgery includes operations within the abdominal or pelvic cavities, whereas keyhole surgery performed on the thoracic or chest cavity is called thoracoscopic surgery. Specific surgical instruments used in laparoscopic surgery include obstetrical forceps, scissors, probes, dissectors, hooks, and retractors. Laparoscopic and thoracoscopic surgery belong to the broader field of endoscopy. The first laparoscopic procedure was performed by German surgeon Georg Kelling in 1901.

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  1. laparoscopy

    Laparoscopy is a type of minimally invasive surgery or diagnostic procedure used by medical professionals, where a small incision is made, usually in the navel, and a thin tube with a camera (laparoscope) is inserted to view the internal organs in the abdomen or pelvis. It is used to identify and diagnose various health conditions, or perform surgical procedures such as removing a gallbladder or an appendix, or performing a biopsy. This procedure typically results in less pain, lower risk of complications, and faster recovery compared to traditional open surgery.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Laparoscopy

    A procedure in which a laparoscope (LAPAROSCOPES) is inserted through a small incision near the navel to examine the abdominal and pelvic organs in the PERITONEAL CAVITY. If appropriate, biopsy or surgery can be performed during laparoscopy.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of laparoscopy in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of laparoscopy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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