Laparoscopy is a commonly performed procedure to investigate and
hole surgeries on abdominal and pelvic organs.
Laparoscopy is direct visualisation of the abdominal cavity, ovaries, outside of the
tubes and uterus 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. a fibreoptic tube carries 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 needle that is
inserted just below the navel. This gas helps to separate the organs inside the
abdominal cavity, making it easier for the physician to see the reproductive
organs during laparoscopy. The gas is removed at the end of the procedure.
Operative setting for laparoscopy
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