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Paracentesis is a procedure in which a needle is inserted through
the abdominal wall to remove fluid that has built up in the abdominal cavity
(ascites). It may be used as a test (diagnostic paracentesis) or as a treatment
Paracentesis may be done to:
Current as of:
November 14, 2014
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & W. Thomas London, MD - Hepatology
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