pleurocentesis


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pleurocentesis

(ˌplʊərəʊsɛnˈtiːsɪs)
n
(Medicine) another name for thoracentesis
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Two years ago, she was treated for recurrent right-sided pleural effusions with pleurocentesis, which was negative for cytology and acid-fast bacilli.
After supportive treatment and several times of paracentesis and pleurocentesis, the patient's condition was stable.
Pleural fluid, obtained by pleurocentesis or at the time of chest tube insertion, was sent for routine microscopy and bacterial culture.