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Laparoscopic surgery - series

Procedure, part 1

Procedure, part 1

Overview

Carbon dioxide gas is infused through one of the trochars into the patient's abdomen. This pushes the anterior abdominal wall upward, and makes room for the surgeon to work. A camera, inserted through one trochar, is linked to a video monitor. This allows the surgeon to view the abdominal contents.

Update Date 8/21/2009

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