Liver biopsy:complications and risk factors.

  title={Liver biopsy:complications and risk factors.},
  author={Pornpen Thampanitchawong and Teerha Piratvisuth},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  volume={5 4},
AIM:To study the complications and the risk factors of percutaneous liver biopsy, and to compare the complication rate between the periods of 1987-1993 and 1994-1996.METHODS:Medical records of all patients undergoing percutaneous liver biopsy between January 1, 1987 to September 31, 1996 in Songklanagarind Hospital were reviewed retrospectively.RESULTS:There were 484 percutaneous liver biopsies performed. The total complication rate was 6.4%, of which 4.5% were due to major bleeding; the death… CONTINUE READING
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