Percutaneous transhepatic endoluminal biliary biopsy with use of a 19-gauge gun.

@article{Andrews2001PercutaneousTE,
  title={Percutaneous transhepatic endoluminal biliary biopsy with use of a 19-gauge gun.},
  author={James C. Andrews and Enrique A Sabater and Andrew J Leroy and Lawrence J. Burgart},
  journal={Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR},
  year={2001},
  volume={12 12},
  pages={1437-9}
}
A technique was developed to perform endoluminal biliary biopsy with use of a commercially available 19-g gun. In 18 patients, a biopsy set consisting of an outer 7-F, 50-cm sheath, an inner curved 14-g metal cannula, and a 60-cm, 19-g biopsy gun with a 20-mm throw was employed to obtain tissue from suspicious-appearing biliary strictures via preexisting transhepatic tracts. The endoluminal biopsy was positive for neoplasm in 13 of 18 cases with three false negatives, one true negative, and one… CONTINUE READING