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laparoscopic cholecystectomyLap chole Surgery The laparoscopic removal of a gallbladder though a small abdominal wall incision. See Laparoscopy.
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laparoscopic cholecystectomyRemoval of the gall bladder without a large surgical incision, using LAPAROSCOPY. The postoperative recovery is more rapid and the cosmetic effect excellent, but there is a slightly higher probability of operative complications.
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Removal of the gallbladder using a laparoscope, a fiberoptical instrument inserted through the abdomen.
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