microlaparoscope

microlaparoscope

A 2–3-mm-diameter endoscope that allows a surgeon to perform most procedures (e.g., diagnose endometriosis, treat tumours and repair hernias) for which a larger (5 mm) laparoscope was once used.
 
Pros
Less pain, more rapid recovery.
 
Cons
Greater skill is required, cannot perform larger laparoscopic procedures (e.g., appendectomies, cholecystectomies).

microlaparoscope

Laparoscopy A 2 mm endoscope that allows a surgeon to perform most procedures–diagnose endometriosis, treat tumors,
and repair hernias for which a larger–5 mm laparoscope was once used Pros Less pain, more rapid recovery Cons Greater skill required, cannot perform other laparoscopic procedures–eg, appendectomies, cholecystectomies. See Laparoscopy.
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The diagnostic accuracy of the mini-or microlaparoscope has been reported in various scenarios (including cases of endometriosis and adhesive disease) to be comparable to that of the 10-mm scope that is used in conventional laparoscopy.
(Scores for endometriosis and adnexal adhesions, for instance, did not differ in any significant way.) This suggested that the diagnostic accuracy achieved with the microlaparoscope was comparable to that of the standard 10-mm laparoscope.
LAS VEGAS -- Surgical sterilization performed with a microlaparoscope is far less painful than standard laparoscopy and just as cost effective, Dr.