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cephalocentesis

Pronunciation: sef′ă-lō-sen-tē′sis

Definition: Passage of a hollow needle or trocar and cannula into the brain to drain or aspirate an abscess or the fluid of a hydrocephalus.

[cephalo- + G. kentēsis, puncture]

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