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Celioscopy refers to transperitoneal endoscopic laparoscopy (or peritoneoscopy) of the "pelvic organs." In this volume, the authors take us on a tour of this specialized technique. The book is divided into three parts. The first part acquaints us with an array of equipment used during celioscopy. Also included in this section is a detailed description of techniques used during celioscopy, including positioning the patient properly, the choice of analgesia and anesthesia, the actual endoscopic exploration, and the post-procedural observation period. Finally in the first part, are brief discussions of the indications (rather liberal, including a 5-day-old infant with the diagnosis of pseudohermaphroditism) and contraindications. Part 2 presents photographs with accompanying descriptions of a variety of lesions that may be encountered during the procedure. This section is amply illustrated with 82 color reproductions. These pictures serve as a miniatlas of several selective gynecologic disorders, including endometriosis, malignant neoplasms, ectopic pregnancy, and
Winter SL. Celioscopy and Ancillary Techniques in the Study of Gynecological Pathology. Arch Intern Med. 1976;136(3):373. doi:10.1001/archinte.1976.03630030097025
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