Glossary Term:

Title

laparoscope

Phonetic

<b>LAP</b>-uh-ruh-<b>scope</b>

Description

a long, flexible, thin tube put into the body through a very small cut. The laparoscope lets the surgeon see organs and lymph nodes inside the body. The lymph nodes, or even organs, can be removed using special surgical instruments that fit through the laparoscope. See also laparoscopic surgery, lymph node.