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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Toracoscopio

Thoracoscope (thoh-RAY-koh-skope)
A thin tube-like instrument used to examine the inside of the chest. A thoracoscope has a light and a lens for viewing and may have tool to remove tissue.

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