Recent Examples of laparoscopy from the Web
Unlike kidney removals performed now using laparoscopy, a minimally invasive procedure, surgeons sliced Bowling from her spine to near her navel.
In the first and second trimester, laparoscopy is feasible.
Brad was rushed to a second hospital where an emergency laparoscopy was performed to clean out his insides and replace the tube.
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Did You Know?
Since laparo- means "wall of the abdomen", a laparoscope is an endoscope designed especially to examine the abdomen. Common laparoscopic surgeries include removal of the gallbladder, appendix, or kidney, and removal of tumors from abdominal organs. Like the other endoscopic surgeries, laparoscopy, as compared to traditional surgery, reduces risk of bleeding, pain following the operation, patient recovery time, and length of hospital stays.
First Known Use of laparoscopy
medical Definition of laparoscopy
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Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about laparoscopy
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