Ong, Janus P.
September 2006
American Journal of Gastroenterology;Sep2006, Vol. 101 Issue 9, p1954
Academic Journal
The article discusses the processes involved in paracentesis. This procedure can be done either for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. It can be done if the peritoneal fluid infection is suspected in a patient with known ascites or performed in a patient with new onset ascites to determine the cause of ascites. Before performing a paracentesis, it is a requirement for physicians to discuss with the patient or family its indication.


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