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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[8] show that analysis of aqueous humor, obtained at very limited risk by anterior chamber paracentesis, provides a diagnosis and optimal treatment.
Anterior chamber paracentesis is a safe procedure that can be performed in a consultation room with a slit-lamp.
Anterior chamber paracentesis was done with tuberculin syringe at 9'0 clock position with bevel edge up.
In order to promote blood-aqueous barrier breakdown and to collect 0.2mL of primary aqueous humor (M0), all dogs underwent general anesthesia by a bolus dose of [propofol.sup.i] (10mg [kg.sup.-1]), and anterior chamber paracentesis of the left eye was accomplished as previously described by WARD et al.
If required, anterior chamber paracentesis was done to prevent excessive IOP elevation.
In cases of non-resolving or vision threatening hyphema, anterior chamber paracentesis has to be done.

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