herniopuncture

her·ni·o·punc·ture

(her'nē-ō-pŭnk'chūr),
Insertion of a hollow needle into a hernia to reduce the size of the protruding viscus by withdrawing gas or liquid.

herniopuncture

(hĕr′nē-ō-pŭnk″chŭr) [ hernia + puncture]
The puncture of a hernia with a hollow needle to withdraw fluid or gas.

CAUTION!

This is a potentially dangerous procedure even when performed under radiographic or ultrasonic guidance.