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Percutaneous Liver Biopsy Has Higher Yield, Fewer Complications


Background: Patients with ascites or a coagulopathy are typically referred for transjugular liver biopsy due to the high risk of bleeding complications. However, the transjugular approach is technically more difficult, has lower biopsy yields, and may result in complications from the remote transjugular approach. The percutaneous hepatic biopsy tract may be plugged with thrombolic agents to prevent subcapsular hemorrhage. Objective: To review patients who received a percutaneous or more...
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