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Assessment of the benefits and risks of percutaneous biopsy before surgical resection of hepatocellular carcinoma.

Authors
  • Durand, F
  • Regimbeau, J M
  • Belghiti, J
  • Sauvanet, A
  • Vilgrain, V
  • Terris, B
  • Moutardier, V
  • Farges, O
  • Valla, D
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Hepatology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2001
Volume
35
Issue
2
Pages
254–258
Identifiers
PMID: 11580148
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

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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