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Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures

"Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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Procedures that avoid use of open, invasive surgery in favor of closed or local surgery. These generally involve use of laparoscopic devices and remote-controlled manipulation of instruments with indirect observation of the surgical field through an endoscope or similar device.


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Bar chart showing 100 publications over 22 distinct years, with a maximum of 15 publications in 2014
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