Transjugular liver biopsy. An experience based on 500 procedures.

@article{Brenard1997TransjugularLB,
  title={Transjugular liver biopsy. An experience based on 500 procedures.},
  author={R{\'e}ginald Brenard and Yves Horsmans and Jacques Rahier and Patrick M Druez and Charles Descamps and Andr{\'e} Pierre Geubel},
  journal={Acta gastro-enterologica Belgica},
  year={1997},
  volume={60 2},
  pages={138-41}
}
We report our experience based on 500 transjugular liver biopsies, a safe procedure even in high risk patients. Transjugular liver biopsies represents one third of all liver biopsies performed in our Hepato-Gastroenterology units. Liver specimen was adequate to evaluate liver architecture in 87.6% of patients in whom a minimal size of 7.6 mm of the liver… CONTINUE READING