paracentesis

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paracentesis

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

Removal of fluid from a body cavity for examination or treatment.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Thus prophylactic measures such as anterior chamber paracentesis or IOP lowering medications must be used before IVB injection to effectively reduce the IOP elevation in patients with shorter axial length.
Success with anterior chamber paracentesis using almost similar technique has been reported (Morzok and Desouky, 2008).
If the IOP cannot be lowered with medication alone, surgical approaches such as an anterior chamber paracentesis or a trabeculectomy may be required.
Alternatively, an anterior chamber paracentesis can be performed at the time of the intravitreal injection.
Brucker, "Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography of a Central Retinal Artery Occlusion Before and After Anterior Chamber Paracentesis," Ophthalmology, vol.

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