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Ascitic Taps
Ascitic Taps
Abdominal paracentesis, also known as the ascitic tap, is a medical procedure used to either diagnose or treat ascites.



Indications for Ascitic Tap

  • Diagnostic tap - for investigation of new-onset ascites, or for investigation of suspected spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP)
  • Therapeutic tap - for symptomatic relief of ascites in haemdynamically stable patients
Last updated on April 22nd, 2019