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laparoscopy

[lap-uh-RAHS-kuh-pee] an examination of the inside the abdomen using an instrument called a laparoscope that is inserted through a small cut or incision. Compare with endoscopy. See also laparoscope.

Surgery for endometrial cancer

... hysterectomy. If a vaginal hysterectomy is done, lymph nodes can be
removed by laparoscopy (this is discussed in detail below). ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/endometrialcancer/detailedguide/endometrial-uterine-cancer-treating-surgery

Surgery for cervical cancer

... When the uterus is removed using laparoscopy, it is called a
laparoscopic hysterectomy. Laparoscopy allows the inside ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cervicalcancer/detailedguide/cervical-cancer-treating-surgery

Surgery for gallbladder cancer

... Staging laparoscopy. Often, when gallbladder cancer is suspected, the
surgeon will do a laparoscopy before any other surgery. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/gallbladdercancer/detailedguide/gallbladder-treating-surgery

Surgery for endometrial cancer

... A hysterectomy can also be done through the belly (abdomen) using
laparoscopy. Laparoscopy is a technique that lets ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/endometrialcancer/overviewguide/endometrial--uterine--cancer-overview-treating-surgery

Treatment options based on the extent of gallbladder cancer

... determine if it is resectable. These tests may include CT or MRI scans
and a staging laparoscopy. If the cancer is thought ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/gallbladdercancer/detailedguide/gallbladder-treating-by-stage

Surgery to diagnose and stage cancer

... Laparoscopy, thoracoscopy, or mediastinoscopy. Laparoscopy is much like
endoscopy, but a small cut is made in the skin of the belly (abdomen). ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/surgery/surgery-surgery-to-diagnose-and-stage-cancer

How is liver cancer diagnosed?

... Laparoscopy. ... Laparoscopy can help plan surgery or other treatments, and
can help doctors confirm the stage (extent) of the cancer. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/livercancer/detailedguide/liver-cancer-diagnosis

How is gallbladder cancer diagnosed?

... Laparoscopy. Laparoscopy is a type of minor surgery. ... As noted earlier,
biopsy specimens can be taken during laparoscopy. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/gallbladdercancer/detailedguide/gallbladder-diagnosis

Cancer Glossary

... Different kinds may be used to hold tissues open during laparoscopy, or to
give IV medicines and fluids. See also intravenous (IV), laparoscopy. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerglossary/index.aspx?letter=c

Ablation and other local therapy for kidney cancer | American ...

... A hollow probe (needle) is inserted into the tumor either through the skin
(percutaneously) or during laparoscopy (laparoscopy was discussed in ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/kidneycancer/detailedguide/kidney-cancer-adult-treating-ablation