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Thoracentesis: A thoracentesis is a procedure in which fluid is removed from the space (pleura) between the outside lining of the lungs and the chest wall; the amount of pleural fluid is recorded and any possible infectious agents are identified with a culture.
Other names for Thoracentesis include:
These symptoms may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Thoracentesis:
These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Thoracentesis:
Thoracentesis: Removal of fluid from the pleural cavity through a needle inserted between the ribs.
Source: National Institute of Health
Thoracentesis: Collection of a sample of fluid from the space between the lungs and the chest wall.
Disease or Condition count: 1; see list of conditions below. These are the diseases or medical conditions in which the medical test 'Thoracentesis' may be involved.
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