Abdominal Paracentesis

Abdominal Paracentesis

Shreya Sengupta, MD

Abdominal paracentesis with appropriate ascitic fluid analysis is one of the most rapid and cost-effective methods of diagnosing the cause of ascites.1 Paracentesis is safely and routinely performed in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.


  • 1. Explain the risks, benefits, and details of the procedure to the patient.

  • 2. Obtain written informed consent.

  • 3. Ask the patient to empty his or her bladder.

May 29, 2020 | Posted by in GASTROENTEROLOGY | Comments Off on Abdominal Paracentesis

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