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Use of a guard wire during transjugular liver biopsy with the Colapinto needle. Technical note.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
1051-0443
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
2
Issue
4
Pages
563–564
Identifiers
PMID: 1797226
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The authors describe a simple modification of the Colapinto transjugular biopsy needle in which a 0.045-inch stainless steel guide wire is used. The technique allows easier and safer passage of the needle through the introducer sheath to avoid complications such as sheath puncture and expedite the procedure. The technique and successful results in seven patients are described.

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