Aspiration

Cyst or Abscess Drainage

Aspiration of Cyst or Abscess takes place when the fluid inside the cyst or abscess is removed with a needle. After the fluid has been aspirated or removed by suction, it will deflate; relieving any discomfort it may have caused.

Paracentesis

Paracentesis is a procedure to take out fluid that has collected in the belly. The fluid buildup may be caused by infection, inflammation, an injury, or other conditions. The fluid is taken out using a thin tube inserted in the belly. The fluid may be sent to a lab and studied to find the cause of the fluid buildup.

Thoracentesis

Thoracentesis is a procedure to remove fluid from the space between the lungs and the chest wall called the pleural space. It is done with a thin tube inserted through the chest wall. This fluid may be sent to a lab to determine what may be causing the fluid to build up in the pleural space. Normally only a small amount of fluid is present. A buildup of excess pleural fluid may be caused by many conditions, such as infection, inflammation, heart failure, etc. If a large amount of fluid is present, it may be difficult to breathe. Fluid inside the pleural space may be found during a physical exam and is usually confirmed by a chest X-Ray.