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What is laparoscopy in liver cancer diagnosis?

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Laparoscopy, using tools and cameras through small incisions, is useful for detecting small tumors, determining the extent of cirrhosis, obtaining a biopsy, and confirming previous tests, among other things.

SOURCES: 

The Mayo Clinic. 

American Cancer Society. 

Allegheny General Hospital Liver Cancer Network.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 30, 2017

SOURCES: 

The Mayo Clinic. 

American Cancer Society. 

Allegheny General Hospital Liver Cancer Network.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 30, 2017

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