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Paracentesis

Paracentesis

Paracentesis: A paracentesis is the removal of peritoneal fluid from the abdominal cavity through needle aspiration; the fluid is examined chemically and microscopically to classify the fluid as transudate or exudate and help diagnose its origin. This test is also performed therapeutically to relieve abdominal pressure.

Symptoms Associated with Paracentesis

These symptoms may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Paracentesis:

Diseases Associated with Paracentesis

These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Paracentesis:

Basic Information: Paracentesis

Paracentesis: Removal of fluid from the abdomen via a needle inserted through the abdominal wall. Also call an abdominal tap.

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