: Removal of fluid in the pleura through a needle.
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tho·ra·cen·te·sis .thō-rə-sen-'tē-səs n, pl -te·ses -.sēz aspiration of fluid from the chest (as in empyema) called also thoracocentesis

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tho·ra·cen·te·sis (thor″ə-sen-teґsis) [thorac- + -centesis] paracentesis of the thoracic cavity for aspiration of fluids; called also pleuracentesis, pleurocentesis, and thoracocentesis.


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  • Thoracentesis — Tho ra*cen*te sis, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? thorax + ? pricking, from ? to prick, stab.] (Surg.) The operation of puncturing the chest wall so as to let out liquids contained in the cavity of the chest. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thoracentesis — Interventions infobox Name = PAGENAME ICD10 = ICD9 = 34.91 OtherCodes = OPCS4.2|T|12|.3 Thoracentesis (also known as thoracocentesis or pleural tap) is an invasive procedure to remove fluid or air from the pleural space for diagnostic or… …   Wikipedia

  • thoracentesis — noun removal of fluid from the chest by centesis for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes • Syn: ↑thoracocentesis • Hypernyms: ↑centesis * * * /thawr euh sen tee sis, thohr /, n., pl. thoracenteses / seez/. insertion of a hollow needle or similar… …   Useful english dictionary

  • thoracentesis — /thawr euh sen tee sis, thohr /, n., pl. thoracenteses / seez/. insertion of a hollow needle or similar instrument into the pleural cavity of the chest in order to drain pleural fluid. [1855 60; THORA(C) + CENTESIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • thoracentesis — noun A medical procedure involving needle drainage of air or fluid from the pleural space. Syn: thoracocentesis …   Wiktionary

  • thoracentesis — n. procedure in which a needle is inserted into the chest cavity in order to aspirate fluids (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • thoracentesis — tho·ra·cen·te·sis …   English syllables

  • thoracentesis — n.; see pleurocentesis …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • thoracentesis — Removal of fluid from the pleural cavity through a needle inserted between the ribs …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • Плевроцентез (Pleumcentesis, Thoracentesis), Topakocehte3 (Thoracocentesis) — введение полой иглы в плевральную полость через стенку грудной клетки для удаления из нее скопившейся жидкости, крови, гноя или воздуха. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

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