The Development of Laparoscopy-A Historical Overview.

Alkatout, Ibrahim, Mechler, Ulrich, Mettler, Liselotte, Pape, Julian, Maass, Nicolai, Biebl, Matthias, Gitas, Georgios, Laganà, Antonio Simone and Freytag, Damaris (2021) The Development of Laparoscopy-A Historical Overview. Frontiers in surgery, 8. p. 799442. ISSN 2296-875X

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The advent of laparoscopy marked a fundamental change in the evolution of medicine. The procedure progressed consistently after the first time it was performed in a human being nearly a hundred years ago. The 1960's and 1980's witnessed groundbreaking changes. During this time, laparoscopy evolved from a purely diagnostic procedure into an independent surgical approach. Outstanding pioneers of the times were Palmer, Frangenheim and Semm. Laparoscopy advanced rapidly and influenced gynecology as well. The procedure was initially attacked most vociferously by the surgical fraternity. However, within a short period of time the pendulum shifted: laparoscopy became the preferred surgical approach for a variety of diseases-whether benign or malignant-in several medical disciplines. Laparoscopy has become a routine approach in the twenty-first century. Technical advancements have led to robot-assisted surgery. Future developments will include artificial intelligence and augmented reality. In the present article we address past milestones, current practices, and future challenges in laparoscopy.
Item Type: Article
Divisions: Ordensklinikum Linz Barmherzige Schwestern > Allgemeinchirurgie mit Viszeralchirurgie
Depositing User: Judith Brandstetter
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2023 14:23
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2023 14:23

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