Ambulatory liver biopsy

N. Gasper*, G. Fraser, S. Odes, P. Krugliak, A. Sperber, L. Eidelman, Y. Niv

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During 1992-1994 we performed 77 needle liver biopsies on ambulatory patients. 59 patients were observed for 6 hours and then released. 15 who lived more than 40 km away and 3 in whom complications were feared were hospitalized. All were released within 24 hours and there were no complications. We conclude that ambulatory needle biopsy of the liver is safe and cost-effective is selected patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)451-452, 504
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1 Apr 1996
Externally publishedYes


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