Laparoscope


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lap·a·ro·scope

(lap'ă-rō-skōp),
An endoscope for examining the peritoneal cavity.
Synonym(s): peritoneoscope
[laparo- + G. skopeō, to view]

laparoscope

(lăp′ər-ə-skōp′)
n.
A slender, tubular endoscope that is inserted through an incision in the abdominal wall and used for viewing or performing minor surgery in the abdominal or pelvic cavities.

laparoscope

Surgery A flexible lighted endoscope inserted via a small incision in the anterior abdominal wall for assessing defects identified by various imaging modalities. See Laparoscopy.

lap·a·ro·scope

(lap'ă-rŏ-skōp)
An endoscope for examining the peritoneal cavity.
Synonym(s): peritoneoscope.
[laparo- + G. skopeō, to view]
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LAPAROSCOPE

laparoscope

(lap'a-ro-skop?) [ laparo-+ -scope]
An endoscope permitting visual examination of the abdominal cavity.
Synonym: peritoneoscope See: illustration

Laparoscope

An instrument used to examine body cavities during certain types of surgery; for example, surgeries to remove fibroid tumors, or gall bladders, are often removed through the navel rather than cutting into the body.
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