Liver Abscess as a Late Complication of Percutaneous Liver Biopsy

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Abstract

Percutaneous liver biopsy is a widely used diagnostic procedure. Severe complications accompanying its performance with Menghini's needle are rare. In one patient, a liver abscess developed one month following a diagnostic biopsy. To our knowledge, this unusual complication has not been mentioned in large series reviewing liver biopsy complications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1233-1234
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of Surgery
Volume115
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1980
Externally publishedYes

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