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Laparoscopic surgery


See keyhole surgery


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  • Laparoscopy

    [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 […]

  • Laparotomaphilia

    noun Munchausen syndrome, in which the patient wants abdominal surgery.

  • Laparotome

    [lap-er-uh-tohm] /ˈlæp ər əˌtoʊm/ noun, Surgery. 1. a cutting instrument for performing a laparotomy.

  • Laparotomize

    [lap-uh-rot-uh-mahyz] /ˌlæp əˈrɒt əˌmaɪz/ verb (used with object), laparotomized, laparotomizing. Surgery. 1. to perform a on.

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