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Medical Term:

laparoscopic cholecystotomy


Definition: minimally invasive surgical technique for removal of the gallbladder whereby four or five small (less than 10 mm) incisions are used for the insertion of a laparoscope and various instruments into the abdominal cavity, therefore avoiding the traditional incision.

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