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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We recommend salpingohysterectomies when there are retained eggs that are refractory to medical management and cannot be removed via centesis. Orthopedic repairs are recommended for any bird over approximately 200 g, whenever appropriate.
In this study, we introduce an alternative convenient procedure named intrabullous adhesion pexia (IBAP) involving computer tomography (CT)-guided percutaneous pulmonary bulla centesis, IBAP with biomedical fibrin sealant, and closed intracavity drainage under continuous negative pressure.
Before After pericardio- pericardio- centesis centesis WBC (x [10.sup.3]) 13.1 (92.5% 9.4 (59.2% neutrophils) neutrophils) Hemoglobin (g/dL) 12.3 10.4 Hematocrit (%) 37.1 31.8 Platelets (fL) 166 356 C-reactive protein (mg/dL) 7.20 Not available Erythrocyte sedimentation 104 Not available rate (mm/hr) Before After pericardial completion of window intravenous antibiotic therapy WBC (x [10.sup.3]) 10.7 (76% 5.3 (59% neutrophils) neutrophils) Hemoglobin (g/dL) 9.5 8.0 Hematocrit (%) 29.1 25.3 Platelets (fL) 294 220 C-reactive protein (mg/dL) Not available 2.5 Erythrocyte sedimentation Not available Not available rate (mm/hr) Table 2: Pleural and pericardial fluid analysis.
The urethral catheterization of miniature pig has become a common technique in scientific research.[sup][3] Since there are three acute angles bending in the urethra of the male miniature pigs, and the end of the penis head is cork-screw shaped, it is difficult to implement routine urethral catheterization.[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. However, these two methods can damage the continuity of the bladder and cannot simulate the clinical use of the urethral intubation effectively, which may influence the result of the experiment.[sup][5]