[lap-er-uh-skohp] /ˈlæp ər əˌskoʊp/
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.
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’)
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.
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)
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.
- Laparoscopic surgery
noun See keyhole surgery
[lap-uh-ros-kuh-pee] /ˌlæp əˈrɒs kə pi/ noun, plural laparoscopies. Surgery. 1. examination of the abdominal cavity or performance of minor abdominal surgery using a laparoscope. n. 1855, from -scopy + Greek lapara “flank,” from laparos “soft,” from PIE *lep- “to peel;” + -scopy. Related: Laparoscopic; laparoscope. laparoscopy lap·a·ros·co·py (lāp’ə-rŏs’kə-pē) n. laparoscope (lāp’ər-ə-skōp’) A slender, tubular endoscope […]
noun Munchausen syndrome, in which the patient wants abdominal surgery.
[lap-er-uh-tohm] /ˈlæp ər əˌtoʊm/ noun, Surgery. 1. a cutting instrument for performing a laparotomy.