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n South African Gastroenterology Review - Indications for liver biopsy in patients with asymptomatic elevated transaminases : review

Volume 1, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1812-1659
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Abstract

Extracted from text ... REVIEW The South African Gastroenterology Review - November 2003 8 Indications for liver biopsy in patients with asymptomatic elevated transaminases the duration of the intrahepatic phase of the biopsy to a fraction of a second.3 Since then percutaneous liver biopsy has been the standard method of obtaining liver tissue. The technique is done blindly using either a standard thin bore (1.4 to 1.8 mm diameter) aspiration Menghini -type needle or a Tru-Cut needle (2.05 mm diameter) where tissue is obtained by cutting. Outpatient percutaneous liver biopsy can be performed safely in most patients although complications requiring hospitalisation may occur ..

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2003-11-01
2016-12-10

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