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Percutaneous biopsy of operable liver lesions: is it necessary or advisable?
N Z Med J. 1996 Dec 13; 109(1035):469-70.NZ

Abstract

AIM

The necessity and desirability of performing percutaneous biopsy of potentially resectable liver tumours is called into question.

METHODS

Two cases are reported in which percutaneous biopsy of resectable liver tumours was performed unnecessarily and resulted in needle track seeding.

RESULTS

In both instances patients who underwent potentially curative liver resection were rendered incurable because of biopsy track recurrence.

CONCLUSION

The common practice of performing percutaneous ultrasound or CT guided biopsy of potentially resectable lesions in the liver is generally neither necessary nor desirable.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Wakefield Clinic for Gastrointestinal Diseases, Wellington.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

9006629

Citation

Jourdan, J L., and R S. Stubbs. "Percutaneous Biopsy of Operable Liver Lesions: Is It Necessary or Advisable?" The New Zealand Medical Journal, vol. 109, no. 1035, 1996, pp. 469-70.
Jourdan JL, Stubbs RS. Percutaneous biopsy of operable liver lesions: is it necessary or advisable? N Z Med J. 1996;109(1035):469-70.
Jourdan, J. L., & Stubbs, R. S. (1996). Percutaneous biopsy of operable liver lesions: is it necessary or advisable? The New Zealand Medical Journal, 109(1035), 469-70.
Jourdan JL, Stubbs RS. Percutaneous Biopsy of Operable Liver Lesions: Is It Necessary or Advisable. N Z Med J. 1996 Dec 13;109(1035):469-70. PubMed PMID: 9006629.
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