exploratory puncture


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exploratory puncture

Piercing of a cavity or cyst in order to examine the fluid or pus removed.
See also: puncture
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An exploratory puncture revealed presence of air at guttural pouch.
Exploratory puncture revealed presence of clean, transparent fluid confirming to be cyst.
To rule out the condition whether it was a haematoma, hydrocele, cyst or hernia, exploratory puncture was made and that confirmed the diagnosis of scrotal hernia.

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