laparoscopic cholecystotomy

lap·a·ro·scop·ic cho·le·cys·tot·o·my

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.

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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