culdocentesis


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culdocentesis

 [kul″do-sen-te´sis]
transvaginal puncture of Douglas' cul-de-sac for aspiration of fluid.

cul·do·cen·te·sis

(kŭl'dō-sen-tē'sis),
Aspiration of fluid from the cul-de-sac (rectouterine excavation) by puncture of the vaginal vault near the midline between the uterosacral ligaments.
[cul-de-sac + G. kentēsis, puncture]

culdocentesis

/cul·do·cen·te·sis/ (kul″do-sen-te´sis) transvaginal puncture of Douglas' cul-de-sac for aspiration of fluid.

culdocentesis

[kul′dōsentē′sis]
the use of needle puncture or incision through the vagina to remove intraperitoneal fluid, including purulent material.

culdocentesis

Cytology The transvaginal passage of a needle to collect fluid and cells from the cul-de-sac of Douglas, aka rectouterine pouch–a space in the peritoneal cavity between the uterus and rectum; the fluid obtained may contain RBCs–in ruptured ectopic pregnancy, PMNs–in acute salpingitis, or malignant cells–in various cancers

cul·do·cen·te·sis

(kŭl'dō-sen-tē'sis)
Aspiration of fluid from the cul-de-sac by puncture of the vaginal vault near the midline between the uterosacral ligaments.
[cul-de-sac + G. kentēsis, puncture]

culdocentesis

Passing a needle through the upper back FORNIX of the vagina into the POUCH OF DOUGLAS so as to obtain a sample of blood, pus or other fluid for examination.