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