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.
LAS VEGAS -- Surgical sterilization performed with a microlaparoscope is far less painful than standard laparoscopy and just as cost effective, Dr.