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Review Article

Hemorrhagic Complications of Paracentesis: A Systematic Review of the Literature

Table 2

Summary of operator type and puncture site.

Operator Nontrainee physicianTrainee physicianNurse practitioner
(%)20 (60.6%) 10 (30.3%) 3 (9.1%)

Puncture site
(%)
MidlineLeft lower quadrantRight lower quadrantUnspecified lower quadrant
5 (14%)14 (39%)10 (28%)7 (19%)

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