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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


laparoscopic surgery  listen  (LA-puh-ruh-SKAH-pik SER-juh-ree)

  Surgery done 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. Also called laparoscopic-assisted resection.