Laparoscopy is commonly performed procedure to investigate and
perform keyhole surgery on abdominal and pelvic organs.
Laparoscopy is direct visualization of the abdominal cavity, liver, gallbladder, bowel and pelvic organs by using a laparoscope. The laparoscope is a long thin instrument
with a light source at its tip, to light up the inside of the abdomen or pelvis. Fibreoptic
fibres carry images from a lens, also at the tip of the instrument, to a video monitor,
which the surgeon and other theatre staff can view in real time.
Carbon dioxide (CO2) is put into the abdomen through a special trocar and port which is inserted just below the navel. This gas helps to separate the organs inside the
abdominal cavity, making it easier for the surgeon to see the organs during laparoscopy. The gas is removed at the end of the procedure.
Operative setting for laparoscopy
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