Assessment of the benefits and risks of percutaneous biopsy before surgical resection of hepatocellular carcinoma.
- Published Article
Journal of Hepatology
- Publication Date
Aug 01, 2001
In this series, the incidence of needle tract seeding was less than 2% and no recurrence was observed after local excision. This risk should be balanced with the risk of deciding an aggressive treatment in a patient without malignancy. Patients with negative biopsy should undergo a second biopsy and/or repeated investigations by imaging techniques.
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