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Going Home with an Indwelling Drainage Catheter - Paracentesis (Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre) [English] Permalink Public

A catheter or tube was inserted to remove any fluid that has collected from around the organs in your abdomen. Sometimes, the doctor wants you to go home with the catheter in place so you can drain the fluid when you need to. Removing the fluid is called 'Paracentesis'. (English) Black & White

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Diagnosis and Therapy:
  • Surgery and Procedures
Disorders and Conditions:
  • Surgery
  • Catheter,
  • Tube,
  • Fluid,
  • Paracentesis,
  • Drainage,
  • Indwelling
  • All
  • Surgical Services
Revision Date:
May 01, 2011
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