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abdominocentesis

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  • n. Extraction of peritoneal fluid from the abdomen for evaluation, using a trocar

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  • n. centesis of the belly to remove fluid for diagnosis

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Examples

  • An abdominocentesis (belly tap) has been a helpful tool to diagnose the presence of abdominal infection (peritonitis) or ruptured bowel.

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