Meaning of percutaneous in English:

percutaneous

Pronunciation /ˌpəːkjʊˈteɪnɪəs/

adjective

Medicine
  • Made, done, or effected through the skin.

    ‘percutaneous needle biopsy’
    • ‘The diagnosis was also confirmed in all three patients who had a preoperative percutaneous needle biopsy.’
    • ‘Several types of skin testing instruments are available for percutaneous skin testing.’
    • ‘Diagnosis usually requires incisional biopsy, but when necessary it can be made with a well planned percutaneous core needle biopsy.’
    • ‘Dysphagic patients should be fed through a nasogastric tube or percutaneous endoscopic feeding tube until it is safe to resume oral food and fluids.’
    • ‘For example, when percutaneous lung biopsies are performed the needle can be guided in through the lung under direct vision.’

Origin

Late 19th century from Latin per cutem ‘through the skin’ + -aneous.