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Laminectomy
Surgical removal of the back portion of the bony spinal canal. Used to treat spinal stenosis. Performed by neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons.
Laparoscopy
Inspection of the pelvic and abdominal cavity performed using a small incision and camera.
Laparotomy
Surgical exploration of the abdomen.
Leukemia
Malignant cancer due to uncontrolled production of white blood cells. Detected with blood testing, bone marrow biopsy.
Lumbar Puncture–(Spinal Tap)
Placement of a needle into the spinal canal through the lower back in order to withdraw Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF). Can be used to detect multiple sclerosis, meningitis.
Lumpectomy
Surgical removal of a breast mass without mastectomy.
Lupus
A disorder of the immune system which causes inflammatory changes in a single or multiple organ systems.
Lymphoma
Malignant cancer due to uncontrolled production of lymphatic cells.
 

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