Insertion of a hollow needle into a hernia to reduce the size of the protruding viscus by withdrawing gas or liquid.
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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.
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