Ultrasound-guided fine needle cutting biopsy for the characterization of diffuse liver diseases in bone marrow transplant patients

M. Picardi, G. De Rosa, P. Muretto, L. Pezzullo, A. Raiola, B. Rotoli

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Abstract

Liver disease is a frequent complication in bone marrow transplant recipients and may occur early or late in the post-transplant period. Using ultrasound-guided fine needle (1.2 mm, 18 G) cutting biopsy, we studied six patients with undefined late post-BMT liver disease. No procedure-related complications occurred and all liver biopsies were informative, leading to changes in therapeutic approach. In our small series, the most frequent cause of hepatic damage was drug toxicity. US-guided fine needle cutting biopsy is a useful and easy tool for the work-up of unexplained post-BMT liver disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)571-573
Number of pages3
JournalBone Marrow Transplantation
Volume22
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1998

Keywords

  • Bone marrow transplantation
  • Hepatic dysfunction
  • Ultrasound-guided biopsy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Transplantation

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