Mini-laparoscopy and fiber-optic lasers

J. H. Dorsey, C. R. Tabb

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The use of small bundles of specially prepared optical fibers, powerful light sources, and high-resolution video equipment provides an excellent view of the pelvis when the fiber is inserted through a 3-mm diameter trocar sleeve. The excellent diagnostic capability of this system is further enhanced by the use of 3-mm manipulating instruments inserted into the abdomen at the usual secondary puncture site. Fiber-optic lasers have also been used to develop minimally invasive techniques of operative laparoscopy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)613-617
Number of pages5
JournalObstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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