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glossary:thoracentesis

Removal of fluid from the pleural cavity through a hollow needle inserted between the ribs. Surgical puncture of the chest wall into the parietal cavity for aspiration of fluids.

Syn: pleuracentesis, pleural tap, pleurocentesis, thoracocentesis

glossary/thoracentesis.txt · Last modified: 2012/10/16 14:40 (external edit)