centesis


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centesis

(sɛnˈtiːsɪs)
n
the surgical puncturing of a part of the body with a hollow needle in order to extract fluid

centesis

a surgical perforation or puncture.
See also: Surgery
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.centesis - (surgery) the act of puncturing a body cavity or organ with a hollow needle in order to draw out fluid
puncture - the act of puncturing or perforating
abdominocentesis, paracentesis - centesis of the belly to remove fluid for diagnosis
amnio, amniocentesis - (pregnancy) extraction by centesis of amniotic fluid from a pregnant woman (after the 15th week of pregnancy) to aid in the diagnosis of fetal abnormalities
arthrocentesis - removal of fluid from a joint by centesis
celiocentesis - removal of fluid from the abdomen by centesis
lumbar puncture, spinal puncture, spinal tap - removal by centesis of fluid from the subarachnoid space of the lumbar region of the spinal cord for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes
thoracentesis, thoracocentesis - removal of fluid from the chest by centesis for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes
surgery - the branch of medical science that treats disease or injury by operative procedures; "he is professor of surgery at the Harvard Medical School"
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sup][4] The perineum structure of female miniature pig is special, but it is difficult to expose the urethra, so researchers usually abandon routine urethral catheterization as they cannot locate the urethra and further implement invasive bladder colostomy or centesis.
Needle centesis of the pocket revealed a presence of a fluid which was confirmed as urine on physical and chemical examination.
Invasive diagnostic procedure Such as chorionic villous sampling, amniocentesis or culdo centesis should be avoided if possible due to risk of infection to the fetus.
After his admission, he complained of a progres- sive distending abdomen and underwent a para- centesis which showed a bloody ascite.