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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La abdominocentesis es una gran ayuda a la hora de establecer el grado de compromiso isquemico de la pared uterina (Frazer, 2003a).
Intra-abdominal hemorrhage was detected through abdominocentesis in 21% of 14 horses with RCC (WISE et al.
Most of the leakages were resolved by abdominocentesis or continual irrigation and drainage of double catheterization cannula.
El liquido peritoneal colectado a traves de la abdominocentesis puede ser serosanguinolento y aumentado en celularidad y contenido de proteinas [2, 15].
Diagnostic Tests: CBC, serum chemistries, ultrasound, radiographs, bile culture, postprandial bile acid measurement, abdominocentesis, and biopsy.