Thoracentesis (s), also known as thoracocentesis or pleural tap, is an invasive procedure to remove fluid or air from the pleural space for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. A cannula, or hollow needle, is carefully introduced into the thorax, generally after administration of local anesthesia. T...
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Thoracentesis: Removal of fluid in the pleura through a needle.
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Tho`ra·cen·te'sis noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... thorax + ... pricking, from ... to prick, stab.] (Surg.) The operation of puncturing the chest wall so as to let out liquids contained in the cavity of the chest.
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<procedure> A medical procedure that involves the removal of fluid from the chest cavity using a hollow bore needle. ... Thoracentesis is performed for therapeutic reasons when drawing off large volumes of fluid and for diagnostic reasons (to analyse the fluid). ... (27 Sep 1997) ...
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(thor″ә-sen-te´sis) surgical puncture and drainage of the thoracic cavity; it may be done as an aid to the diagnosis of inflammatory or neoplastic diseases of the lung or pleura, or it may be used as a therapeutic measure to remove accumulations of fluid from the thoracic cavity. Called...
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• (n.) The operation of puncturing the chest wall so as to let out liquids contained in the cavity of the chest.
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A person having thoracentesis. The person sits upright and leans on a table. Excess fluid from the pleural space is drained into a bag. Credit: NIH Thoracentesis is a procedure to remove excess fluid in the space between the lungs and the chest wall. This space is called the pleural space. N...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: thō′ră-sen-tē′sis Definitions: 1. Paracentesis of the pleural cavity. Synonyms: pleuracentesis, pleural tap, pleurocentesis, thoracocentesis
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Removal of fluid from the pleural cavity through a needle inserted between the ribs.
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1) Removal of fluid in the pleura through a needle
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