[Fibrin glue injection--a hemostatic technic after laparoscopic liver biopsy].

Abstract

Fibrin glue was injected into or near the site of needle biopsy puncture in 33 patients (38 laparoscopically guided liver biopsies), 21 with histologically confirmed liver cirrhosis, to arrest post-puncture bleeding. A special double-lumen needle was introduced, suitable for multiple injections. Fibrin-glue injection was successful in 37 instances, but in one case it failed because the injection needle could not be optimally placed. The method thus seems to be a reliable and sensible means of obtaining haemostasis if compression and electrocoagulation have failed.

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@article{Thiele1989FibrinGI, title={[Fibrin glue injection--a hemostatic technic after laparoscopic liver biopsy].}, author={Horst Thiele and Perry Berg and Bronson Frick and J. F. Kalk}, journal={Deutsche medizinische Wochenschrift}, year={1989}, volume={114 31-32}, pages={1196-8} }