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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



laparoscopy  listen  (LA-puh-ROS-koh-pee)

  A procedure that uses a laparoscope, inserted through the abdominal wall, to examine the inside of the abdomen. 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.