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barbotage

noun bar·bo·tage \ ˌbär-bə-ˈtäzh \

medical Definition of barbotage

:the repeated injection and removal of fluid (as saline or anesthetic solution) from a part of the body
  • spinal block anesthesia accomplished by intrathecal barbotage
  • A saline washing (bladder barbotage) can be performed, and the washings can be evaluated to identify malignant cells.
  • —Hunter Wessells and Bruce L. Dalkin, in NMS Surgery, 5th edition2008
  • Turbulence is created by rapid injection, barbotage (the repeated aspiration and reinjection of small amounts of CSF mixed with drug), coughing, and excessive patient movement.
  • —Jason M. Lewis and May C. M. Smith, in Clinical Anesthesia Procedures of the Massachusetts General Hospital, 8th edition2010

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