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Paracentesis 

Paracentesis
Chapter:
Paracentesis
Source:
Focused Intensive Care Ultrasound
Author(s):

David Ashton-Cleary

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198749080.003.0032

Ultrasound readily identifies ascites and is used to improve the safety and success of performing therapeutic and diagnostic paracentesis, when compared to a technique based on clinical signs. This chapter outlines the indications, preparation, and technique for undertaking ultrasound-guided paracentesis.

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