What is laparoscopy?

  • (noun): Laparotomy performed with a laparoscope that makes a small incision to examine the abdominal cavity (especially the ovaries and Fallopian tubes).

Laparoscopy

Laparoscopy (from Ancient Greek λαπάρα (lapara), meaning "flank, side", and σκοπέω (skopeó), meaning "to see") is an operation performed in the abdomen or pelvis through small incisions (usually 0.5–1.5 cm) with the aid of a camera. It can either be used to inspect and diagnose a condition or to perform surgery.

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Some articles on laparoscopy:

Patrick Steptoe - Laparoscopy Pioneer
... Raoul Palmer he learned the technique of laparoscopy and promoted its usefulness ... In 1967 he published a book on Laparoscopy in Gynaecology ...
Camran Nezhat - Surgical Techniques
... to Nezhat’s innovation, surgeons performed laparoscopy while peering directly into the endoscope’s eyepiece, a method which limited their ability to perform operations because it left only one hand free ... new surgical procedures and new surgical instrumentation designed specifically for use in laparoscopy ... to call into question the safety and necessity of video-laparoscopy, especially when used for more advanced laparoscopic techniques ...
Laparoscopic Surgery - Advantages
... Although laparoscopy in adult age group is widely accepted, its advantages in pediatric age group is questioned ... Benefits of laparoscopy appears to recede with younger age ... Efficacy of laparoscopy is inferior to open surgery in certain conditions such as pyloromyotomy for Infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis ...
Laparoscopic Surgery - History
... numerous individuals refined and popularized the approach further for laparoscopy ... The start of computer chip television camera was a seminal event in the field of laparoscopy ... Prior to its conception, laparoscopy was a surgical approach with very few applications, mainly for purposes of diagnosis and performance of simple ...
Pediatric Laparoscopy
... Although laparoscopy in adult age group is widely accepted, its advantages in pediatric age group is questionable ... The efficacy of laparoscopy is inferior to open surgery in situations such as pyloromyotomy for infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis ...