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A procedure in which a laparoscope is inserted through a small incision near the navel to examine the abdominal and pelvic organs in the peritoneal cavity. If appropriate, biopsy or surgery can be performed during laparoscopy.
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  • gynecologic laparoscopy
  • celioscopy
  • laparoscopic surgery
  • peritoneoscopy
  • operative laparoscopy
  • laparoscopic surgical procedures
  • pelviscopy
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