Toma de muestra con aguja del cuello uterino

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La culdocentesis es un procedimiento a través del cual se determina la presencia de líquido anormal en el espacio que se encuentra justo detrás de la vagina, el fondo del saco posterior. Este procedimiento se realiza cuando hay dolor en la parte baja del abdomen y región pélvica y otros exámenes sugieren que puede haber líquido en el fondo del saco. Este examen también puede realizarse cuando se sospecha de la ruptura de un embarazo ectópico o de un quiste ovárico.

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  • Last Reviewed on 02/26/2012
  • Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. Susan Storck, MD, FACOG, Chief, Eastside Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Bellevue, Washington; Clinical Teaching Faculty, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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