Is there a way to convert an old laptop LCD screen into a useable monitor or even tv?

I took the LCD screen out of an old Dell laptop. The connection to the lcd screen appears custom to dells. It has a connection that plugs directly into the video card in the motherboard and is thus useless. Is there any way to create (or buy) some sort of adapter so that the end could be either vga or rca and would thus be useful?