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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 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. ...


Special surgery techniques for cancer

... A laparoscope (LAP-uh-ruh-scope) is a long, thin, flexible tube that can be
put through a small cut (incision) to look inside the body. ...


Understanding Cancer Surgery: A Guide for Patients and ...

... A thin tube called a laparoscope (LAP-uh-ruh-scope) is then put through the
cut and into the belly to look for areas that may be cancer. ...


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 ...


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 ...


Overview of biopsy types

... Laparoscopy is much like endoscopy but uses a slightly different scope (a
laparoscope) to look inside the abdomen (belly) and remove tissue ...