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Definition of Culdocentesis

Culdocentesis: The puncture and aspiration (withdrawal) of fluid from the rectouterine pouch (the pouch of Douglas), an extension of the peritoneal cavity between the rectum and back wall of the uterus.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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