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Title: Two Cases of Lethal Complications Following Ultrasound-Guided Percutaneous Fine-Needle Biopsy of the Liver

Abstract

Two cases with lethal complications are reported among 1750 ultrasound (US)-guided percutaneous fine-needle liver biopsies performed in our department. The first patient had angiosarcoma of the liver which was not suspected after computed tomography (CT) and US studies had been performed. The other patient had hepatocellular carcinoma in advanced hepatic cirrhosis. Death was due to bleeding in both cases. Pre-procedure laboratory tests did not reveal the existence of major bleeding disorders in either case. Normal liver tissue was interposed in the needle track between the liver capsule and the lesions which were targeted.

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Department of Radiology, Ultrasonic Center, Medical School of the University of Zagreb, University Hospital 'Merkur', Zajceva 19, 10000 Zagreb (Croatia)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21080508
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 19; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: DOI: 10.1007/s002709900077; Copyright (c) 1996 Springer-Verlag New York Inc; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0174-1551
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; BIOPSY; COMPUTERIZED TOMOGRAPHY; DEATH; HEPATOMAS; LIVER; PATIENTS

Citation Formats

Drinkovic, Ivan, and Brkljacic, Boris. Two Cases of Lethal Complications Following Ultrasound-Guided Percutaneous Fine-Needle Biopsy of the Liver. United States: N. p., 1996. Web. doi:10.1007/S002709900077.
Drinkovic, Ivan, & Brkljacic, Boris. Two Cases of Lethal Complications Following Ultrasound-Guided Percutaneous Fine-Needle Biopsy of the Liver. United States. doi:10.1007/S002709900077.
Drinkovic, Ivan, and Brkljacic, Boris. Sun . "Two Cases of Lethal Complications Following Ultrasound-Guided Percutaneous Fine-Needle Biopsy of the Liver". United States. doi:10.1007/S002709900077.
@article{osti_21080508,
title = {Two Cases of Lethal Complications Following Ultrasound-Guided Percutaneous Fine-Needle Biopsy of the Liver},
author = {Drinkovic, Ivan and Brkljacic, Boris},
abstractNote = {Two cases with lethal complications are reported among 1750 ultrasound (US)-guided percutaneous fine-needle liver biopsies performed in our department. The first patient had angiosarcoma of the liver which was not suspected after computed tomography (CT) and US studies had been performed. The other patient had hepatocellular carcinoma in advanced hepatic cirrhosis. Death was due to bleeding in both cases. Pre-procedure laboratory tests did not reveal the existence of major bleeding disorders in either case. Normal liver tissue was interposed in the needle track between the liver capsule and the lesions which were targeted.},
doi = {10.1007/S002709900077},
journal = {Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology},
issn = {0174-1551},
number = 5,
volume = 19,
place = {United States},
year = {1996},
month = {9}
}