Operative laparoscopy (minimally invasive surgery): state of the art

J Gynecol Surg. Fall 1992;8(3):111-41. doi: 10.1089/gyn.1992.8.111.

Abstract

In any body cavity, endoscopic surgery is possible and usually preferable. Advantages include better exposure, magnification, and operating very close to the affected tissue. We demonstrate some of the past, present, and future of laparoscopy.

Publication types

  • Historical Article
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Appendectomy / methods
  • Dysmenorrhea / surgery
  • Endometriosis / surgery
  • Female
  • Genital Neoplasms, Female / surgery
  • History, 20th Century
  • Humans
  • Hysterectomy / methods
  • Laparoscopy* / history
  • Leiomyoma / surgery
  • Ovariectomy / methods
  • Perineum / surgery
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy, Ectopic / surgery