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What is the definition or description of: ultrasound-guided amniocentesis?

What is the definition or description of: ultrasound-guided amniocentesis?

Amniotic sample: Needle puncture of pregnant uterus, under ultrasound guidance, to obtain an amniotic fluid sample. Diagnostic or therapeutic. Diagnostic for fetal chromosome defects such as down syndrome or ? Neural tube defect like myelomeningocele. Rare therapeutic cases to decrease volume of amniotic fluid for xs fluid (polydramnios) or increase amniotic volume for too little fluid (oligohydramnios). ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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Suspicious area on u/s came back 'benign lactational changes', so i'm worried the dr biopsied the wrong area(it was ultrasound guided). What do I do?

Suspicious area on u/s came back 'benign lactational changes', so i'm worried the dr biopsied the wrong area(it was ultrasound guided). What do I do?

Ask the radiologist: It's very likely that the radiographic area was adequately biopsied. This siri i may be a focus of lactation hyperplasia. If you have a few are radiologist review the film and biopsy report he will be able to confirm that. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ultrasound-guided paracentesis?

What is the definition or description of: ultrasound-guided paracentesis?

Drainage of fluid: An ultrasound is used to locate the fluid within the abdomen. Then, under guidance from the ultrasound, a needle is placed into the abdomen in order to remove the fluid. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ultrasound-guided amnioinfusion?

What is the definition or description of: ultrasound-guided amnioinfusion?

Fluid into Uterus: Ultrasound guides needle into amniotic cavity around baby. Fluid can then be instilled into uterus. Used for definitive diagnosis of membrane rupture by instillation of Indigo Carmine dye and then observation of vaginal fluid for blue color. Also used on occasion for therapy of oligohydramnios (low amniotic fluid). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ultrasound-guided pericardiocentesis?

Pericardial effusion: Pericardial effusion is a collection of fluid around heart within a structure that surrounds the heart called the pericardium. Fluid may collect in this space for many reasons. Ultrasound allows you to put needle in the space and perfor diagnostic tap of fluid to make diagnosis via pathology. Additionally may be therepeutic to reduce pressure. Although more common to do pericardial window to drain. ...Read more

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I got a ultrasound guided injection on my plexus brachial area. after the injection I have more pain now & its on the left side too. is this normal?

I got a ultrasound guided injection on my plexus brachial area. after the injection I have more pain now & its on the left side too. is this normal?

NO!!: It is very difficult procedure do and the person did who did it on you obviously did not succeed! I know a great anesthesiologist in NYC but that doesn't help you. The migration of the pain to the other side may be another process - possibly a slipped disc in the neck? Either go back the same anesthesiologist or find another one probably at UCLA or UCSF. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ultrasound-guided abscess drainage?

Pus Removal!: The abscess (pus pocket) is localized with ultrasound scanning (us). The area over the abscess is cleansed and local anesthesia placed. A needle or sometimes a catheter is inserted into the abscess while watching with the us. Pus is sent for culture studies. The needle is removed. A catheter may be left in place for days or longer and allowed to drain. Less invasive than surgical drainage. ...Read more

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I am having an ultrasound guided injection for my painful trochanteric bursitis. What does this procedure involve? Will i be laid up?

I am having an ultrasound guided injection for my painful trochanteric bursitis. What does this procedure involve? Will i be laid up?

Minor and no: It is a simple injection of a numbing agent (lidocaine) and a non-water soluble (e.g., not dexamethasone) injection into the inflamed sacs causing you pain. If done properly, pain relief should be immediate. ...Read more

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Dr. Monica Popov
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Amniocentesis (Definition)

Amniocentesis is a procedure used to draw a sample of the amniotic fluid that surrounds and cushions the baby in the womb. This fluid contains cells that have been sloughed off of the developing fetus. Amniocentesis is most often used to detect genetic abnormalities, though the results can also reveal the baby's sex, gauge lung maturity (if done close to term), detect amniotic fluid infections, or ...Read more