centesis


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cen·te·sis

(sen-tē'sis),
Puncture, especially when used as a suffix, as in paracentesis.
[G. kentēsis, puncture, fr. kenteō, to prick, pierce]

cen·te·sis

(sen-tē'sis)
Puncture, especially when used as a suffix, as in paracentesis.
[G. kentēsis, puncture, fr. kenteō, to prick, pierce]

centesis

Surgical puncture of a membrane or body cavity, usually for diagnostic purposes. See AMNIOCENTESIS, PARACENTESIS.
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Ipsilateral secondary pneumothorax was the complication of percutaneous pulmonary bulla centesis. Nevertheless, most of these events were mild and of low frequency, and most were resolved.
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En la centesis se obtuvo un exudado serohemorragico con floculos de grasa.
Based on radiographic, ultrasonographic and thoracoreticulo centesis findings animals were diagnosed affected with reticular diaphragmatic hernia.