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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1991|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynecology