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.
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Culdocentesis (or culpoceliocentesis) is used to evaluate hemoperitoneum in patients believed to have ectopic pregnancies.
Culdocentesis is considered negative if a few milliliters of straw-colored peritoneal fluid is obtained and nondiagnostic if no fluid or clotting blood is found.
In addition, for those patients in whom the clinical suspicion of ectopic pregnancy is sufficiently high, culdocentesis should be considered as an adjunct to pregnancy testing in an attempt to more effectively exclude this potentially life-threatening disorder.
5] Culdocentesis was done to confirm haemoperitoneum.
14%) cases as ruptured ectopic which were confirmed by routine clinical examination, USG, and culdocentesis.
Culdocentesis showed fresh blood in pouch of Douglas.
Cervical movements tender and culdocentesis is positive.