Transvenous (transjugular) liver biopsy. An experience based on 100 biopsies.

  title={Transvenous (transjugular) liver biopsy. An experience based on 100 biopsies.},
  author={Didier Lebrec and Claude Degott and Bernard Rueff and J. P. Benhamou},
  journal={The American journal of digestive diseases},
  volume={23 4},
Transvenous (transjugular) liver biopsy consists in taking a liver specimen through a needle introduced into the liver parenchyma from the lumen of a hepatic vein. This procedure was attempted 104 times in 98 patients in whom percutaneous needle liver biopsy was contraindicated because of massive ascites and/or bleeding tendency. A liver specimen was obtained in 100 out of these 104 attempts; the tissue specimens were unfragmented and large enough to allow correct evaluation of liver… CONTINUE READING