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[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). ...


Surgery for cervical cancer

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


Surgery for gallbladder cancer

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


Surgery for endometrial cancer

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


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 ...


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). ...


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. ...


How is gallbladder cancer diagnosed?

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


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. ...


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 ...