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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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En el caso descrito, el animal tambien presentaba signos respiratorios y acumulo de liquido a nivel pleural, por lo cual se realizo toracocentesis y abdominocentesis para hacer analisis de liquidos y, de este modo, se pudo descartar la posibilidad de una hernia diafragmatica y enfocarse mas en el problema respiratorio como diagnostico diferencial principal.
It covers vascular access techniques, nutritional support, thoracocentesis and thoracostomy tube placement, oxygen supplementation, urinary catheter placement, urohydropulsion, antepubic temporary cystostomy catheter placement, abdominocentesis and diagnostic peritoneal lavage, pericardiocentesis, central venous pressure, and the aforesaid list of supplies, including catheters, drugs, syringes and placement supplies.
Eleven mL of clear yellow fluid was collected via abdominocentesis. Radiography (with and without contrast medium) and ultrasonography revealed a soft tissue mass in the caudoventral portion of the coelom.
When the fluid builds up to a very uncomfortable level, it can be removed by abdominocentesis, or draining the fluid through a needle.
None of the animals yielded peritoneal fluid on abdominocentesis. The mean rectal temperature (101.02 [+ or -] 0.29[degrees]F), mean heart rate (64.00 [+ or -] 4.67 per minute) and mean respiration rate (22.2 [+ or -] 3.08 per minute) did not differ significantly from their respective reference values.
Abdominocentesis for cytological differential diagnosis has high specificity but low sensitivity and might require multiple interventions resulting in patient discomfort and inaccuracy [12].
Intra-abdominal hemorrhage was detected through abdominocentesis in 21% of 14 horses with RCC (WISE et al., 2009).