Liver Biopsy (cont.)
David C. Wolf, M.D., FACP, FACG, AGAF
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Transjugular Liver Biopsy
Transjugular liver biopsy is typically performed in patients who have a greater-than-average risk of bleeding complications. It also is employed in patients where ascites (i.e. fluid in the abdominal cavity) increases the risk of complications after biopsy. The procedure has been available at most tertiary care centers for the last decade or two. Typically, the technique for transjugular liver biopsy entails:
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