The Laparoscopic Method

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The medical world is a place full of constant change and evolution. One area of medicine that has changed a lot over the last ten years is surgery. Instead of traditional open surgery, surgeons can now use a method called laparoscopic surgery. As defined, laparoscopic surgery is an “operative procedure performed using minimally invasive surgical technique for exposure that avoids traditional incision. Visualization is achieved using a fibre optic instrument, usually attached to a video camera” ( Laparoscopic surgery is remarkable from how it works to the many different procedures that can be performed through laparoscopic surgery, and how much less trauma it causes the body than open surgery. Laparoscopic…show more content…
One type of mass that can form is the result of pancreatic tissue that attaches to the inside of the stomach. This is called a pancreatic rest. In the Journal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques, there is a study on pancreatic rests. It states, “Ectopic pancreas is pancreatic tissue found outside its usual anatomic location without connection to the normal pancreas” ( B. Todd Heniford, et al.). It goes on to say that “Ectopic pancreatic tissue is thought to arise at the time of embryonal development and fusion of the pancreatic buds” (B. Todd Heniford, et al.). The study in the Journal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques used four patients all of which had to have ectopic pancreatic tissue removed. The conclusion those doctors came to is that the laparoscopic method is a safe and effective way to remove a pancreatic rest. One other procedure performed using the laparoscopic method is diagnostic laparoscopy. The article “Diagnostic Laparoscopy” gives a definition of what it is. “Diagnostic laparoscopy is a procedure that allows a health care provider to look directly at the contents of a patient’s abdomen or pelvis” (“Diagnostic laparoscopy,” par. 1). According to the article, it is done by inflating the abdomen and then inserting the laparoscope into the abdomen where the surgeon will look for whatever is causing the patient trouble (“Diagnostic laparoscopy,” par. 2-4). As
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