from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A slender tubular endoscope that is inserted through an incision in the abdominal wall and used for viewing the abdominal or pelvic cavities.
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- n. A thin endoscope that may be inserted through a small incision in the abdominal wall.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A slender endoscope, containing fiber-optic viewing capability and miniature surgical devices, which can be inserted through a small incision in the abdominal wall, allowing a surgeon to perform minor surgery with minimal damage to the abdominal muscles.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a slender endoscope inserted through an incision in the abdominal wall in order to examine the abdominal organs or to perform minor surgery
This makes it easier to see the internal organs with the laparoscope, which is gently pushed through the incision into the abdominal cavity.
The laparoscope is a lighted tubelike instrument that is inserted through a small incision made below the navel, allowing the physician to see the uterus, tubes, and ovaries.
After performing a series of small incisions, the surgeon would use a small camera, called a laparoscope, to visualize placement of the Lap-Band.
After performing a series of small incisions, the surgeon would use a small camera, called a laparoscope, to visualize placement of the
Instead of using a large abdominal incision, the surgeon inserts a lighted viewing instrument called a laparoscope through a small incision.
According to WebMD, the process involves the surgeon making two small incisions on the abdomen, then inserting a lighted instrument called a laparoscope into one and a cutting instrument into the other.
For a lap band surgery surgeons performs a series of small incisions in which a surgeon will use a small camera, called a laparoscope, to visualize placement of the Lap-Band.
The surgeon can see the ends of these instruments with the laparoscope to perform the required procedure.
When the surgeon is finished, the laparoscope and other instruments are removed, the incisions are stitched and dressings are applied.
The surgeon looks down the laparoscope or looks at images on a TV monitor connected to the laparoscope.