Laparoscopy is a surgery that uses a
thin, lighted tube put through a cut (incision) in the belly to look at the
abdominal organs or the
female pelvic organs . Your doctor may talk to you about the surgery once you
are fully awake. He or she may call you at home later to talk to you about the
results. Results of any lab tests on tissue samples may not be available for
The organs are normal in size,
shape, and position.
cysts, or abnormal growths, such as tumors, are not seen.
No signs of disease (such as
endometriosis), inflammation (such as appendicitis),
or infection are seen.
An organ may be abnormal in
size, shape, or position.
Adhesions, cysts, or abnormal
growths, such as tumors, may be seen.
Signs of disease, such as
endometriosis, or infection may be seen.
ectopic pregnancy may be present.
Inflammation of an internal
organ may be present, such as
pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).
Scar tissue may be seen on an
internal organ, such as the
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Deborah A. Penava, BA, MD, FRCSC, MPH - Obstetrics and Gynecology
August 1, 2012
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