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(lap?a-ros'ko-pe) [ laparo- + -scopy]
Abdominal exploration with an endoscope. laparoscopic (lap?a-ro-skop'ik), adjective

diagnostic laparoscopy

Laparoscopy for identifying and managing intraperitoneal diseases or injuries, e.g., after penetrating trauma to the chest and/or abdomen.

gasless laparoscopy

Laparoscopy in which the abdominal wall is lifted or elevated without insufflating gas into the peritoneum. It is designed to avoid the respiratory and circulatory complications sometimes associated with pneumoperitoneum and in cancer surgeries, to reduce the spread of malignant cells to the puncture site. Synonym: isobaric laparoscopy

isobaric laparoscopy

Gasless laparoscopy.
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A minimally-invasive surgical or diagnostic procedure that uses a flexible endoscope (laparoscope) to view and operate on structures in the abdomen.
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Surgical Method: (1) Laparoscopic surgery group: Children in the observation group underwent choledochal cystectomy and Roux-en-Y hepatojejunostomy.
Informed written consent was obtained from the parents for laparoscopic hernia repair after explaining the possible complications of the procedure and risk of conversion into open herniotomy.
Bhimrao Ambedkar Memorial Hospital, Raipur, Chhattisgarh and are planned for elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
Subjects and Methods: The children aged below 16 years with a diagnosis of reducible inguinal hernia (IH) were randomly assigned into 2 groups of repair of inguinal hernia, single port laparoscopic needle assisted repair (LNAR) and three port technique of purse string around deep inguinal ring (PSDIR).
Laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy operations were performed by the same surgeon.
(4.) van der Pas MH, Haglind E, Cuesta MA, Furst A, Lacy AM, Hop WC, Bonjer HJ; COlorectal cancer Laparoscopic or Open Resection II (COLOR II) Study Group.
Advantages of laparoscopic cyst decortication include reduced pain, minimized blood loss, less surgery time, shorter hospital stay and higher success rate.3 In laparoscopic surgery, several energy sources can be used.
Conclusion: Laparoscopic appendectomy is a safe method and a substitute for open appendectomy among children.
Many studies have compared laparoscopic and open surgery and reported that laparoscopic liver resection is associated with lower intra-operative blood loss and fewer complications and also laparoscopic hepatectomy has similar short-term outcomes compared to open hepatectomy (10).
This was stated by Tabba Kidney Institute Urology Department Head and Surgeries Director Dr Sherjeel Saulat during an international masterclass in laparoscopic urology tilted, 'Nuts and Bolts', at the Tabba Kidney Institute.
Laparoscopic and open operative approaches were discussed with the patient and after a thorough consultation, the decision was made to proceed laparoscopically given the patient's weight (124 kg) and imaging showing tumour isolated to the gland.
This is a retrospective cohort study done of prospective maintained data of all patients undergoing laparoscopic splenectomy for hematological diseases between January 2013 and December 2016 at Civil Service Hospital of Nepal, a government hospital at our capital Kathmandu, by a single surgeon.

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