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An endoscope that is inserted through an incision in the abdominal wall and used for viewing or performing minor surgery in the abdominal or pelvic cavities.

[Greek laparā, flank (from feminine of laparos, soft) + -scope.]

lap′a·ro·scop′ic (-ər-ə-skŏp′ĭk) adj.
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adj laparoscópico
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This was followed by radical resections on selected patients with malignant diseases, and the first laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy was defined in 1994 (4).
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Objective: To share our institutional experience and outcome of appendectomy in the pediatric population early in our transition from open approach to laparoscopic.

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