paracentesis

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paracentesis

[‚par·ə·sen′tē·səs]
(medicine)
Puncture of the wall of a fluid-filled cavity by means of a hollow needle to draw off the contents.
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Once the diagnosis of liver cirrhosis with ascites was confirmed abdominal paracentesis was carried out.
The abdominal paracentesis was done in all patients with full aseptic precaution.
Gynecologic oncologists who see patients who have ascites should be aware that codes 49080 and 49081 (Peritoneocentesis, abdominal paracentesis, or peritoneal lavage; initial [.
Haemoglobin and haematocrit values decrease, and abdominal paracentesis may reveal free blood.
Performance standars for therapeutic abdominal paracentesis.
She had been admitted 1 month previously, at which time an abdominal paracentesis revealed lymphocytic predominance, no acid-fast bacilli, and negative cultures.

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