Postbiopsy bleeding in a porcine model: reduction with radio-frequency ablation--preliminary results.

@article{Laeseke2003PostbiopsyBI,
  title={Postbiopsy bleeding in a porcine model: reduction with radio-frequency ablation--preliminary results.},
  author={Paul F. Laeseke and Thomas C. Winter and Connie L Davis and Kelly R Stevens and Chris D Johnson and Frank J. Fronczak and John G. Webster and Fred T. Lee},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={227 2},
  pages={493-9}
}
PURPOSE To test a biopsy needle modified for use of radio-frequency (RF) energy to produce hemostasis after core biopsy of liver or kidney. MATERIALS AND METHODS RF energy was applied to a partially insulated 17-gauge needle, and tip temperature was monitored with a thermocouple. Domestic Yorkshire pigs (n = 4; mean weight, 23.4 kg) were anesthetized, and their livers and kidneys were exposed. Needles were inserted 2 cm into hepatic and renal parenchyma and retracted, either with or without… CONTINUE READING

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