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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


laparoscopic prostatectomy  listen  (LA-puh-ruh-SKAH-pik PROS-tuh-TEK-toh-mee)

  Surgery to remove all or part of the prostate with the aid of a laparoscope. A laparoscope is a thin, tube-like instrument with a light and a lens for viewing. It may also have a tool to remove tissue to be checked under a microscope for signs of disease.