Definition of "laparoscope" [laparoscope]

  • A slender tubular endoscope that is inserted through an incision in the abdominal wall and used for viewing the abdominal or pelvic cavities. (noun)

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Use "laparoscope" in a sentence
  • "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."