Percutaneous liver biopsy in children: impact of ultrasonography and spring-loaded biopsy needles.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Percutaneous liver biopsy is a valued tool of pediatric hepatology. Recent advances in technology have incorporated spring-loaded biopsy needles and ultrasonography in percutaneous liver biopsy. METHODS To determine the frequency of complications after liver biopsy and whether variables such as needle selections (Jamshidi, Monopty, or ASAP) and… (More)

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