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(ˌθɔːrəsɛnˈtiːsɪs) or


(Medicine) med the surgical puncture of the pleural cavity using a hollow needle, in order to withdraw fluid, drain blood, etc. Also called: pleurocentesis
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Noun1.thoracentesis - removal of fluid from the chest by centesis for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes
centesis - (surgery) the act of puncturing a body cavity or organ with a hollow needle in order to draw out fluid


n. toracentesis, punción y drenaje quirúrgicos de la cavidad torácica.


n (pl -ses) toracocentesis f
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After an 1,100 cc thoracentesis when asked how she felt, she responded, "lighter.
Fourteen patients (2%) underwent thoracentesis or had chest tubes reinserted.
Thoracentesis is a simple bedside procedure that permits fluid to be rapidly sampled, visualised, examined microscopically and quantified.
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Pinault in 1853, first described reexpansion pulmonary edema as a complication after thoracentesis.
Thoracentesis was performed for evacuation with output of serosanguineous fluid with the following analytical data: glucose 97 mg/dL, LDH 179 UI/L, erythrocytes 571,100/[micro]L, leukocytes 11,620/ [micro]L (3% polymorphonuclear, 97% mononuclear), proteins 5.
Ultrasound-guided thoracentesis revealed straw-colored fluid that was biochemically an exudate (protein 4.
In cases with an unclear etiology, diagnostic thoracentesis with pleural fluid analysis is the gold standard test.
Aspiration with thoracentesis is a treatment method that can be used in small-scale phenomena.
Efforts at resuscitation were unsuccessful until the neonatologist performed thoracentesis.
1) However, excess PF can accumulate due to a number of different disorders resulting in a pleural effusion (PE) and is obtained through a procedure called thoracentesis.