centesis


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centesis

[‚sen′tē·səs]
(medicine)
Surgical puncture or perforation, as of a tumor or membrane.
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Percutaneous pulmonary bulla centesis was performed by omnidirectional injection into the GPB with 10 ml of porcine fibrin sealant such that the biological glue could be distributed evenly within the target bulla.
Needle centesis of the pocket revealed a presence of a fluid which was confirmed as urine on physical and chemical examination.
Invasive diagnostic procedure Such as chorionic villous sampling, amniocentesis or culdo centesis should be avoided if possible due to risk of infection to the fetus.
After his admission, he complained of a progres- sive distending abdomen and underwent a para- centesis which showed a bloody ascite.