- examination of the abdominal cavity or performance of minor abdominal surgery using a laparoscope.
Origin of laparoscopy
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Word Origin and History for laparoscopy
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- Examination of the interior of the abdomen by a laparoscope.
- A surgical procedure using laparoscopy.
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- A slender, tubular endoscope that is inserted through an incision in the abdominal wall to examine or perform minor surgery within the abdomen or pelvis.
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