Definition of percutaneously in US English:



  • See percutaneous

    • ‘Most of our specimens were obtained percutaneously either by the clinician, cytopathologist, or radiologist.’
    • ‘It was not until the 1980s that therapeutic cardiac electrophysiology emerged; this procedure, carried out while patients are conscious, uses wires passed percutaneously to the heart to ablate the cause of arrhythmias.’
    • ‘Another arterial catheter was placed percutaneously into the left brachial artery.’
    • ‘With this method, blood cultures are taken simultaneously through the suspected central catheter and percutaneously from a distant site.’
    • ‘Alternatively, a catheter can be inserted percutaneously through the anterior wall of the trachea.’