A type of surgery in which small incisions are made in the abdominal wall through which a laparoscope and other instruments can be placed to permit structures within the abdomen and pelvis to be seen. A variety of probes or other instruments can also be pushed through these small incisions in the skin. In this way, a number of surgical procedures can be performed without the need for a large surgical incision.
An operation to open the abdomen. For example, laparotomy is used to remove cancer of the intestines or repair bowel blockage.
- Large bowel
Another name for the large intestine. The word “bowel” originated from the Latin “botulus” meaning “sausage.”
- Large cell carcinoma
A term used to describe a microscopically identified variant of certain cancers, for example lung cancers, in which the abnormal cells are particularly large.
- Large intestine
Comes after the small intestine. Large because it is wider than the small intestine.
- Large saphenous vein
The larger of the two saphenous veins, the principal veins that run up the leg superficially (near the surface). The large saphenous vein goes from the foot all the way up to the saphenous opening, an oval aperture in the broad fascia of the thigh, a fibrous membrane through which the vein passes. The other […]