In the presence of peritoneal disease, patients often should undergo biopsy of the peritoneum for acquiring a specific pathologic diagnosis. Ultrasound is ideal for guiding peritoneal biopsy, although in some situations, it can be technically challenging. The addition of a contrast agent can improve the visualization of lesions and adjacent organs, providing radiologists increased confidence. A contrast agent can identify perfused areas within the target lesion, improving diagnostic accuracy. We present 3 cases of contrast-enhanced ultrasound-guided peritoneal biopsy. In all cases, we gained a specific diagnosis. No immediate or delayed complications occurred. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound-guided biopsy proved to be a simple, safe, and accurate diagnostic method.
|Journal||Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 1 2020|