A laparoscope is a specially designed telescope for medical use. It has a high intensity (fiber-optic) light source as well as a high-resolution television camera. It is placed into the abdominal cavity through a hollow tube (trocar) and allows the surgeon to clearly view inside of the abdomen on the monitor outside.
This generally occurs in people who have had many previous abdominal surgeries and have a lot of scar tissue. Other than this, sometimes the laparoscopic procedures that are performed to remove cancer organs may also be converted to open procedure if the cancer has spread beyond the organ.View more [+]
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