paracentesis

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paracentesis

(ˌpærəsɛnˈtiːsɪs)
n
(Surgery) med the surgical puncture of a body cavity in order to draw off excess fluid

paracentesis

Removal of fluid from a body cavity for examination or treatment.
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Noun1.paracentesis - centesis of the belly to remove fluid for diagnosisparacentesis - centesis of the belly to remove fluid for diagnosis
centesis - (surgery) the act of puncturing a body cavity or organ with a hollow needle in order to draw out fluid
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paracentesis

n (pl -ses) paracentesis f
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(3,4) An abdominal paracentesis is the most important diagnostic tool in the evaluation of ascites.
Abdominal paracentesis revealed effusion of abundant yellowish fibrinous peritoneal fluid with leakage of few live roundworms through the needle bore (16G).
Abdominal paracentesis showed the presence of uncoagulated blood.
Abdominal paracentesis with 1000 ml of ascites was performed and sent to cytology examination.
The technique of abdominal paracentesis. J Crit Ill.
Abdominal paracentesis had non-portal ascitic fluid without lymphocytes predominance.
Abdominal paracentesis is generally the most important diagnostic tool in evaluating and managing patients with ascites, and this issue is valid for chylous ascites as well.
Abdominal paracentesis may need to be performed several times, and it is usually done blindly An easier and safer method of draining ascites is to use a pigtail catheter, which is inserted easily into the abdomen percutaneously under local anesthesia and guided using ultrasonography (2).
Following this algorithm, our patient could have been treated with abdominal paracentesis. Considering the similar pathophysiology of fluid extravasation, this may be an appropriate algorithm to follow in extraperitoneal bladder perforation and significant fluid accumulation.

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