Posts Tagged ‘Abdomen’
(Ascites Fluid Tap; Abdominal Tap)
Abdominal paracentesis – Definition
Usually, there is very little fluid in the abdominal cavity. However, there are a number of conditions that can cause fluid to accumulate in the abdomen. This is called ascites. When fluid accumulates, an abdominal paracentesis may be done. With this procedure, a needle is used to remove a sample of fluid or to drain fluid that has accumulated.