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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Cirugía laparoscópica

Laparoscopic surgery (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.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.