|laparoscopic cholecystectomy||medical dictionary|
<surgery> Surgery to remove a diseased gallbladder through a laparoscope. A fibreoptic scope is inserted through a small incision by the navel. Instruments are inserted through two more smaller incisions. The gallbladder is localised and removed through the laparoscope. The patient is usually home within 24 hours after surgery.
(27 Sep 1997)
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