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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.


adj laparoscópico
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Due to their numerous advantages, laparoscopic surgical procedures are increasingly becoming common in the operation theatres over the past few decades.
In this study, we aimed to compare open and laparoscopic modified Lich-Gregoir ureteral reimplantation with regards to outcomes in benign ureteral pathologies in adult patients.
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy has revolutionised our approach to a number of problems and caused a re-evaluation of clinical strategies.
The global laparoscopic instruments market is expected to reach 11.
Background: Port site hernia is a rare but potentially serious complication of laparoscopic surgeries.
5% bupivacaine spray versus no spray in the gall bladder bed after laparoscopic cholecystectomy in terms of postoperative pain in first 24 hours.
Laparoscopic repair of perforated peptic ulcers is technically now feasible [1,2] and, in small series reported till date, carries many of minimal access advantages apparent in other upper gastrointestinal (GI) and biliary procedures.
Background: Laparoscopic liver resection has become an accepted treatment for liver tumors or intrahepatic bile duct stones, but its application in patients with previous upper abdominal surgery is controversial.
We present a case of port-site metastasis in a 60-year-old Taiwanese woman who underwent laparoscopic gastrectomy.
2) Most reports of laparoscopic procedures in patients with SIT cite technical difficulties and longer operative times due to disorientation because of the reversed abdominal organs and necessary modification of the surgeon's techniques.
Objective--To determine the relationships among traditional and laparoscopic surgical skills, spatial analysis skills, and video gaming proficiency of third-year veterinary students.

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