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 +Removal of fluid from the pleural cavity through a hollow needle inserted between the ribs. Surgical puncture of the chest wall into the parietal cavity for aspiration of fluids. ​
  
 +Syn: pleuracentesis,​ pleural tap, pleurocentesis,​ thoracocentesis
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