laparoscopy

Definition / meaning of laparoscopy

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.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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