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pericardiocentesis

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  • n. The removal of fluid from the pericardium for therapeutic or diagnostic purposes

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Examples

  • 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

  • He had a pericardiocentesis - to remove fluid from around his heart.

    The Evolution of Jeremiah

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