microlaparoscope

microlaparoscope

A 2–3-mm-diameter endoscope that allows a surgeon to perform most procedures (e.g., diagnose endometriosis, treat tumours and repair hernias) for which a larger (5 mm) laparoscope was once used.
 
Pros
Less pain, more rapid recovery.
 
Cons
Greater skill is required, cannot perform larger laparoscopic procedures (e.g., appendectomies, cholecystectomies).

microlaparoscope

Laparoscopy A 2 mm endoscope that allows a surgeon to perform most procedures–diagnose endometriosis, treat tumors,
and repair hernias for which a larger–5 mm laparoscope was once used Pros Less pain, more rapid recovery Cons Greater skill required, cannot perform other laparoscopic procedures–eg, appendectomies, cholecystectomies. See Laparoscopy.
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The diagnostic accuracy of the mini-or microlaparoscope has been reported in various scenarios (including cases of endometriosis and adhesive disease) to be comparable to that of the 10-mm scope that is used in conventional laparoscopy.
This suggested that the diagnostic accuracy achieved with the microlaparoscope was comparable to that of the standard 10-mm laparoscope.
Surgical Corporation during the first six months of 1997 primarily due to the introduction and commencement of shipments of the company's new model microlaparoscope to U.
As a result of the introduction of this new model microlaparoscope in the second quarter and U.
LAS VEGAS -- Surgical sterilization performed with a microlaparoscope is far less painful than standard laparoscopy and just as cost effective, Dr.
during the first quarter of 1997 due to the company's planned introduction and commencement of shipments of its new model microlaparoscope to U.
The company has recently initiated production of its new model microlaparoscope, the MicroLap Gold, and anticipates shipments of this product to U.
Food and Drug Administration to market its new microlaparoscope, the MicroLap(r) Gold diagnosis and treatment of pelvic pain, infertility and tubal ligation.
The MicroLap Gold sets a new standard in the industry by offering higher resolution than any other fiberoptic microlaparoscope available in the market.
Surgical, approximately fifty percent of which were sales of its proprietary MicroLap microlaparoscope and the balance of which were sales of MicroLap accessory products including nonproprietary, mechanical instrumentation and disposable products.
The company expects to begin shipments of a new model microlaparoscope to U.
provides physicians high-resolution optics in a small, 2 mm microlaparoscope.