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Ponction pleurale [Thoracentesis]
Revue Médicale Suisse
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article ; Review
Thoracentesis is a procedure consisting in the insertion of a needle in the pleural space. It is used to remove and analyse pleural fluid. Based on a review of the literature, this article describes the indications, the contraindications, the complications and the technique of this commonly performed procedure.
humans , paracentesis/adverse effects , paracentesis/instrumentation , pleural cavity
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