Is there an effective alternative to the use of evacuated glass bottles in paracentesis?

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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A study by Kelil et al demonstrated that the use of wall suction and plastic canisters to drain and collect fluid during image-guided therapeutic paracenteses was a safe alternative to the use of evacuated glass bottles and reduced per-procedure costs. [25]


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