laparoscopy


lap·a·ros·co·py

noun \ˌla-pə-ˈräs-kə-pē\
plural lap·a·ros·co·pies

Definition of LAPAROSCOPY

1
:  visual examination of the abdomen by means of a laparoscope
2
:  an operation (as tubal ligation or gall bladder removal) involving laparoscopy
lap·a·ro·scop·ic \-rə-ˈskä-pik\ adjective
lap·a·ros·co·pist \ˌla-pə-ˈräs-kə-pist\ noun

First Known Use of LAPAROSCOPY

1916

Rhymes with LAPAROSCOPY

lap·a·ros·co·py

noun \ˌlap-ə-ˈräs-kə-pē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural lap·a·ros·co·pies

Medical Definition of LAPAROSCOPY

1
: visual examination of the inside of the abdomen by means of a laparoscope—called also peritoneoscopy
2
: an operation (as tubal ligation or gallbladder removal) involving laparoscopy
lap·a·ro·scop·ic \-rə-ˈskäp-ik\ adjective
lap·a·ro·scop·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

laparoscopy

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Procedure for inspecting the abdominal cavity using a laparoscope; also surgery requiring use of a laparoscope. Laparoscopes use fibre-optic lights and small video cameras to show tissues and organs on a monitor. Laparoscopic surgical procedures include gallbladder, appendix, and tumour removal; tubal ligation; and hysterectomy. After carbon dioxide is pumped in to expand the space for the instruments, small incisions are made and the laparoscope and instruments inserted. Less invasive than traditional (open) surgery, laparoscopy reduces postoperative pain, recovery time, and length of hospital stay.

Variants of LAPAROSCOPY

laparoscopy or peritoneoscopy

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