The percutaneous transjugular approach to liver biopsy and cholangiography (Hanafee and Weiner), eliminating the necessity for traversing the peritoneal cavity and puncturing the liver capsule, was used in 61 patients. Both biopsy and cholangiography were done in 36 patients, liver biopsy alone in 8 patients, and cholangiography alone in 17 patients. Diagnostic biopsy specimens were obtained in 39 patients (89%). Cholangiography succeeded in 29 of 31 patients (93%) with enlarged intrahepatic ducts. There were no major complications. Advantages and disadvantages of this approach in comparison to the standard transperitoneal techniques are discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Fortschritte auf den Gebiete der Rontgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1973|
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