[Ultrasonically guided fine needle biopsy in the diagnosis of malignant liver tumors].

Abstract

Ultrasonography can be used to guide fine needle biopsy of suspected malignant liver lesions. In Abidjan this method allowed cytologic identification of 63 liver lesions disclosed by ultrasonography. In 53 cases (84%) including 41 hepatocarcinomas, 4 Burkitt's lymphomas, and 8 metastases, cytology confirmed malignancy. In 10 cases, initially supposed to be… (More)

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