percutaneous (per-kyu-ta´ne-us)

Denoting the passage of substances through unbroken skin, as in absorption by inunction; also passage through the skin by needle puncture, including introduction of wires and catheters by Seldinger technique.diadermic, transcutaneous, transdermic;
p. transhepatic cholangiography (PTHC) contrast radiographic examination of biliary system performed by injection through a percutaneously placed needle inserted into an intrahepatic bile duct.


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