lap·​a·​ro·​scope ˈla-p(ə-)rə-ˌskōp How to pronounce laparoscope (audio)
: a fiberoptic instrument inserted through an incision in the abdominal wall and used to examine visually the interior of the peritoneal cavity

Examples of laparoscope in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For a typical patient, most surgeons choose tension-free mesh repair done via a laparoscope. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 26 July 2023 The surgeon will insert a laparoscope, a long, thin surgical tool with a camera attached to it. Jennifer Whitlock, Rn, Msn, Fn, Verywell Health, 8 Mar. 2023 It is typically done using a laparoscope rather than a traditional open surgery. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 24 Aug. 2022 This entails making several much smaller incisions and inserting a laparoscope, which is a combination of surgical tools and a video camera, to perform the surgery. Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 31 Jan. 2022 In this case, the procedure is usually performed laparoscopically, meaning it’s done by making a small cut in your pelvis and using a laparoscope, a thin tool that has a tiny video camera and light on the end. Korin Miller, Allure, 6 Mar. 2018 Your doctor will make a few small incisions in your abdomen and use a laparoscope (which is basically a small telescope with a camera) to see a closeup of what’s happening inside your body. Korin Miller, SELF, 24 Dec. 2017 Diagnosis is done using laparoscopy, in which a surgeon inserts a lighted viewing instrument called a laparoscope through a small incision. Ilene Raymond Rush,, 12 Oct. 2017 See More

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circa 1923, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of laparoscope was circa 1923

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“Laparoscope.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

Medical Definition


lap·​a·​ro·​scope ˈlap(-ə)-rə-ˌskōp How to pronounce laparoscope (audio)
: a usually rigid endoscope that is inserted through an incision in the abdominal wall and is used to examine visually the interior of the peritoneal cavity

called also peritoneoscope

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