Severe acute pancreatitis after percutaneous biopsy of the pancreas.

  title={Severe acute pancreatitis after percutaneous biopsy of the pancreas.},
  author={Peter R. Mueller and L M Miketic and Joseph F. Simeone and Stuart G. Silverman and Sanjay Saini and Jack Wittenberg and Peter F. Hahn and E M Steiner and Barr H. Forman},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  volume={151 3},
A retrospective review of 184 pancreatic biopsies in 178 patients was performed to assess the prevalence of severe postbiopsy pancreatitis. The size, contour, and pathology of the lesions biopsied; the course of the needle (i.e., through bowel or other viscera); the size of the needle; the number of needle passes made; and the guidance technique used were analyzed. Severe pancreatitis developed in five cases (five patients) 5/184 or 3% of the biopsies), usually within 24-48 hr. Three of the… CONTINUE READING

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