Practice and complications of liver biopsy

@article{Froehlich2005PracticeAC,
  title={Practice and complications of liver biopsy},
  author={Florian Froehlich and Olivia Lamy and Michael W. Fried and J. J. Gonvers},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
  year={2005},
  volume={38},
  pages={1480-1484}
}
Studies on the complication rate of liver biopsy have hitherto been conducted in referral hospital centers. They are therefore not representative for general practice where liver biopsy is performed by specialists and nonspecialists. In a postal nationwide survey, we approached all gastroenterologists and hospital internists to assess the complication rate and practice (setting, needle type, use of ultrasonography) of percutaneous liver biopsy performed in 1989 in Switzerland for diffuse liver… 

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