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[LAP-uh-ruh-scope] a long, flexible, thin tube with a lens on the end that is put into the abdomen through a very small cut. The laparoscope lets the surgeon see organs and lymph nodes inside the abdomen. The lymph nodes, or even organs, can be removed using special surgical instruments that fit through the laparoscope. See also abdomen, laparoscopic surgery, lymph node.

Cancer Glossary

... laparoscope Search [LAP-uh-ruh-scope]. a long, flexible, thin tube with a lens
on the end that is put into the abdomen through a very small cut. ...


Surgery for uterine sarcomas

... If a hysterectomy is done through the vagina, lymph nodes can be
removed using a laparoscope. A laparoscope is a thin ...


Surgery for cervical cancer

... Laparoscopy allows the inside of the abdomen and pelvis to be seen through
a thin tube with a camera at the end (the laparoscope) that is inserted ...


Surgery for adrenal cancer

... It is also possible to remove small adrenal tumors through a hollow
lighted tube called a laparoscope. The laparoscope ...


Surgery for gallbladder cancer

... In this procedure, a small cut is made so that a long, lighted tube called
a laparoscope can be inserted into the abdomen. ...


Surgery for testicular cancer

... surgery: In some cases, the surgeon can remove lymph nodes through very
small skin incisions in the abdomen by using a laparoscope (a narrow ...


Surgery for testicular cancer

... belly. A narrow lighted tube with a small video camera (called a
laparoscope) is used so the surgeon can see inside. Long ...


Special surgery techniques to treat cancer

... Laparoscopic surgery. A laparoscope is a long, thin, flexible tube that
can be put through a small cut to look inside the body. ...


Surgery to diagnose and stage cancer

... A thin tube called a laparoscope is then put through the cut and into
the belly to look for areas that may be cancer. If any ...


How is ovarian cancer found?

... For women who are too sick to have a big operation, a biopsy can be done
during an operation that uses a laparoscope (see below) or rarely with a ...