How is an ultrasound-assisted paracentesis performed?

Updated: Jul 05, 2018
  • Author: Gil Z Shlamovitz, MD, FACEP; Chief Editor: Vikram Kate, MBBS, MS, PhD, FRCS, FACS, FACG, FRCS(Edin), FRCS(Glasg), FIMSA, MAMS, MASCRS  more...
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The video below depicts ultrasound-assisted large-volume paracentesis. The description that follows outlines the steps in the procedure.

Ultrasound-assisted large-volume paracentesis. Video courtesy of George Y Wu, MD, PhD.

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