Transjugular liver biopsy in patients with living donor liver transplantation: comparison with percutaneous biopsy.

@article{Kim2008TransjugularLB,
  title={Transjugular liver biopsy in patients with living donor liver transplantation: comparison with percutaneous biopsy.},
  author={Kyung Rae Kim and G S Ko and K F Sung and Hyun-Ki Yoon and Ji Hoon Shin and H-y Song and Je-Ho Ryu and Shin Won Hwang and Sung-Gyu Lee and Eunsil Yu},
  journal={Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 7},
  pages={971-9}
}
Transjugular liver biopsy (TJLB) is an alternative method of pathological diagnosis in patients with an established contraindication to percutaneous biopsy. Between November 2005 and July 2007, 111 TJLBs were attempted in 67 patients and 95 percutaneous liver biopsies (PCLBs) were attempted in 51 patients with living donor liver transplantation suspected of having rejection. Indications of TJLB included classic contraindications to PCLB and a postoperative period of less than 30 days. TJLB was… CONTINUE READING