Definition: A laparoscope is a flexible tubular structure at the end of which is a camera that enables surgeons to get a more detailed, up-close view of anatomy. It is frequently used in urologic procedures for removal of stones in the bladder and kidney.
Also Known As: laparoscopy, minimally invasive
Common Misspellings: laparascope
The urologist used a laparoscope that went through the man's urethra so that he could see where the excess tissue was in an enlarged prostate.