The authors report an analysis of 1000 hepatic biopsies performed with an original method with posterior extraperitoneal approach. This method let the biopsy execution also in the patients in which the hepatic biopsy with lateral approach was contraindicated (31%). An adequate sample for histologic examination was obtained in 98,3% of cases. An important element of safe is now considered the ultrasound guide. The incidence of greater complications has been modeste (7 arterious-venous fistulas, 1 retroperitoneal hematoma, 1 cardiac arrest by probable vagal inhibitory reflex).
|Translated title of the contribution||Hepatic biopsy by posterior extraperitoneal approach. A 1000 cases statistic|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal de Chirurgie|
|Publication status||Published - 1985|
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