What is the surgical puncture to remove fluid from the lung?
Thoracentesis is a procedure to remove fluid or air from around the lungs. A needle is put through the chest wall into the pleural space. The pleural space is the thin gap between the pleura of the lung and of the inner chest wall.
Which procedure described as a surgical puncture to remove fluid from the abdomen?
Surgical puncture of the abdomen by a needle to withdraw fluid; abdominal paracentesis.
Is a surgical puncture of the chest to remove fluid?
Thoracocentesis: Surgical puncture to aspirate fluid from the chest cavity.
How serious is draining fluid from lungs?
Though thoracentesis is generally considered safe, these complications can happen: Pulmonary edema, or fluid in the lungs. Pneumothorax, or collapsed lung. Infection at the site where the needle pierced your skin.
What does surgical puncture mean?
Suffixes related to procedures include -centesis, referring to surgical puncture to remove fluid for diagnostic purposes or to remove excess fluid.
What word means a surgical puncture to remove fluid for diagnostic purposes?
Abdominocentesis (ab-dom-ih-noh-sen-TEE-sis) is the surgical puncture of the abdominal cavity to remove fluid (abdomin/o means abdomen, and –centesis means a surgical puncture to remove fluid).
What suffix means surgical puncture?
-centesis. surgical puncture to aspirate fluid.
Is the procedure in which a puncture is made into the chest wall to withdraw fluid or air from the pleural cavity for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes?
Thoracentesis is a procedure in which a needle is inserted into the pleural space between the lungs and the chest wall to remove excess fluid from the pleural space to help you breathe easier.
What is pneumonectomy surgery?
A pneumonectomy is a type of surgery to remove one of your lungs because of cancer, trauma, or some other condition. You have two lungs: a right lung and a left lung.
What is the meaning of the medical term pneumonectomy?
Listen to pronunciation. (NOO-moh-NEK-toh-mee) Surgery to remove all of one lung. In a partial pneumonectomy, one or more lobes of a lung are removed.