Laparoscope



[lap-er-uh-skohp] /ˈlæp ər əˌskoʊp/

noun, Surgery.
1.
a flexible fiberoptic instrument, passed through a small incision in the abdominal wall and equipped with biopsy forceps, an obturator, scissors or the like, with which to examine the abdominal cavity or perform minor surgery.
/ˈlæpərəˌskəʊp/
noun
1.
a medical instrument consisting of a tube that is inserted through the abdominal wall and illuminated to enable a doctor to view the internal organs

laparoscope lap·a·ro·scope (lāp’ər-ə-skōp’)
n.
A slender, tubular endoscope that is inserted through an incision in the abdominal wall to examine or perform minor surgery within the abdominal or pelvic cavities. Also called peritoneoscope.
laparoscope
(lāp’ər-ə-skōp’)
A slender, tubular endoscope that is inserted through an incision in the abdominal wall to examine or perform minor surgery within the abdomen or pelvis.

laparoscopy noun (lāp’ə-rŏs’kə-pē)
laparoscope [(lap-uh-ruh-skohp)]

A surgical device that uses optical fibers in a small tube. Inserted into the abdomen, the laparoscope allows surgery without large incisions.

Note: Laparoscopic surgery is often referred to as “Band-Aid” surgery because it requires only small incisions.

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