laparoscopy


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lap·a·ros·co·py

 (lăp′ə-rŏs′kə-pē)
n. pl. lap·a·ros·co·pies
A surgical procedure involving the insertion of a laparoscope through the abdominal wall for the purpose of viewing or performing minor surgery in the abdominal or pelvic cavities; laparoscopic surgery.

[Greek laparā, flank; see laparoscope + -scopy.]

lap′a·ros′co·pist n.

lap•a•ros•co•py

(ˌlæp əˈrɒs kə pi)

n., pl. -pies.
an examination of the abdominal cavity, or performance of minor abdominal surgery using a laparoscope.
[1850–55]

laparoscopy

A diagnostic method of examining a patient’s abdomen (including the reproductive organs) using an endoscope
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.laparoscopy - laparotomy performed with a laparoscope that makes a small incision to examine the abdominal cavity (especially the ovaries and Fallopian tubes)
laparotomy - surgical incision into the abdominal wall; often done to examine abdominal organs
Translations
laparoscopia

laparoscopy

[ˌlæpəˈrɒskəpɪ] Nlaparoscopia f

laparoscopy

nLaparoskopie f

lap·a·ros·co·py

n. laparoscopía, examen de la cavidad peritoneal por medio de un laparoscopio.

laparoscopy

n (pl -pies) laparoscopia
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