Focal hepatic lesions: US-guided biopsy--lessons from review of cytologic and pathologic examination results.

@article{Appelbaum2009FocalHL,
  title={Focal hepatic lesions: US-guided biopsy--lessons from review of cytologic and pathologic examination results.},
  author={Liat Appelbaum and Robert A. Kane and Jonathan B Kruskal and J M Calvo Romero and Jacob Sosna},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={250 2},
  pages={453-8}
}
PURPOSE To retrospectively assess factors affecting the success of ultrasonographically (US)-guided core liver biopsy of focal lesions on the basis of experience when both cytologic and pathologic examination results were available. MATERIALS AND METHODS This HIPAA-compliant retrospective study was granted an exemption from the institutional review board. All percutaneous US-guided biopsies of focal liver lesions performed at one institution from January 2000 through February 2006 for which… CONTINUE READING

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