minimally invasive surgical technique for removal of the gallbladder whereby four or five small (that is, less than 10 mm) incisions are used for the insertion of a laparoscope and various instruments into the abdominal cavity, therefore avoiding the traditional incision.
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lap·a·ro·scop·ic cho·le·cys·tot·o·my(lap'ă-rŏ-skop'ik kō'lĕ-sis-tot'ŏ-mē)
Minimally invasive surgical technique for removal of the gallbladder that uses a laparoscope for visualization of the gallbladder and placement of instruments into the abdominal cavity through trocars.
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