n SA Journal of Radiology - Liver biopsy - the current view? : review article

Volume 10, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1027-202X
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6778



Liver biopsy needs careful consideration for both focal and diffuse disease, particularly in surgically-resectable lesions and with core biopsies. Increasing perceptions of the risk of needle-track seeding are added to the chance of post-procedure haemorrhage. In high-risk patients, plugged biopsy or transjugular liver biopsy may reduce the chance of adverse outcomes.

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