a flexible fiberoptic instrument, passed through a small incision in the abdominal wall and equipped with biopsy forceps, an obturator, scissors or the like, with which to examine the abdominal cavity or perform minor surgery.
- laparotomy pad
Origin of laparoscope
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a medical instrument consisting of a tube that is inserted through the abdominal wall and illuminated to enable a doctor to view the internal organs
Word Origin for laparoscope
C19 (applied to various instruments used to examine the abdomen) and C20 (in the specific modern sense): from Greek lapara (see laparotomy) + -scope
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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 abdominal or pelvic cavities.peritoneoscope
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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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A surgical device that uses optical fibers in a small tube. Inserted into the abdomen, the laparoscope allows surgery without large incisions.
Laparoscopic surgery is often referred to as “Band-Aid” surgery because it requires only small incisions.
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