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Laparoscopic colon cancer surgery. Surgeon preparing to insert an laparoscopic probe into a patient's abdomen during a procedure to remove a carcinoma of the colon. The probe, which has a light to illuminate the view for the camera, will be inserted through the trocar in the patient's abdomen. Laparoscopy (key hole surgery) is a type of minimally invasive surgery that can be conducted through very small incisions unlike conventional surgical procedures.
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