Assessment of the benefits and risks of percutaneous biopsy before surgical resection of hepatocellular carcinoma.

@article{Durand2001AssessmentOT,
  title={Assessment of the benefits and risks of percutaneous biopsy before surgical resection of hepatocellular carcinoma.},
  author={François Durand and J-M Regimbeau and Jacques Belghiti and Alain Sauvanet and Val{\'e}rie Vilgrain and Beno{\^i}t Terris and Vincent M Moutardier and Olivier Farges and Dominique Charles Valla},
  journal={Journal of hepatology},
  year={2001},
  volume={35 2},
  pages={254-8}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS Because of a potential risk of needle tract seeding, the use of ultrasound (US)-guided biopsy for the diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is controversial. This study was aimed at determining the usefulness, accuracy and safety of this technique as well as the incidence of needle tract seeding. METHODS From 1986 to 1996, 137 patients who underwent resection or transplantation for suspected HCC had US-guided biopsy before surgery. The analysis of the resected liver was… CONTINUE READING

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