Needle track seeding following biopsy of liver lesions in the diagnosis of hepatocellular cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis

  title={Needle track seeding following biopsy of liver lesions in the diagnosis of hepatocellular cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis},
  author={M. A. Silva and Bassem Soliman Hegab and Craig L. Hyde and Bohong Guo and John A. C. Buckels and Darius F. Mirza},
  pages={1592 - 1596}
Background: Needle biopsy of a suspicious liver lesion could guide management in the setting of equivocal imaging and serology, although it is not recommended generally because there is the possibility of tumour dissemination outside the liver. The incidence of needle track seeding following biopsy of a suspicious liver lesion is ill-defined, however. Methods: A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies published before March 2007 was performed. Studies that reported on… 

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