paracentesis

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In surgery, the perforation of a cavity of the body with a trocar or other suitable instrument, for the evacuation of any effused fluid; the operation of tapping, as for hydrothorax or ascites. Different forms of the operation are specified by name, as cardiocentesis,paracentesis thoracis,paracentesis abdominis, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) The perforation of a cavity of the body with a trocar, aspirator, or other suitable instrument, for the evacuation of effused fluid, pus, or gas; tapping.

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  • noun surgery A medical procedure involving needle drainage of fluid from a body cavity, most commonly the abdomen.

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  • noun centesis of the belly to remove fluid for diagnosis

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Examples

  • What risks are associated with paracentesis or thoracentesis?

    Fluid Aspiration and Drainage (Parcentesis/Thoracentesis)

  • Fluid drainage (paracentesis/thoracentesis) with or without catheter placement

    Interventional Radiology

  • Fluid drainage (paracentesis/thoracentesis) with or without catheter placement

    Interventional Radiology

  • Removal of fluid from the abdomen is called paracentesis.

    Balkinization

  • Removal of fluid from the abdomen is called paracentesis.

    Balkinization

  • Removal of fluid from the abdomen is called paracentesis.

    Balkinization

  • Removal of fluid from the abdomen is called paracentesis.

    Balkinization

  • For pleural fluid this is done by a pleural tap or chest drain, in ascites with an paracentesis or ascitic drain and in a pericardial effusion with pericardiocentesis.

    Balkinization

  • For pleural fluid this is done by a pleural tap or chest drain, in ascites with an paracentesis or ascitic drain and in a pericardial effusion with pericardiocentesis.

    Balkinization

  • For pleural fluid this is done by a pleural tap or chest drain, in ascites with an paracentesis or ascitic drain and in a pericardial effusion with pericardiocentesis.

    Balkinization

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  • "Extreme earaches were common. One physician observed that otitis media—inflammation of the middle ear marked by pain, fever, and dizziness—'developed with surprising rapidity, and rupture of the drum membrane was observed at times in a few hours after the onset of pain.' Another wrote, 'Otitis media reported in 41 cases. Otologists on duty day and night and did immediate paracentesis insertion of a needle to remove fluid on all bulging eardrums....'"

    —John M. Barry, The Great Influenza (NY: Penguin Books, 2004), 235

    February 16, 2009