EUS-guided blood patch delivery during liver biopsy: nature’s gel foam

Post written by Kenneth J. Chang, MD, from the Digestive Health Institute, Chao Family Comprehensive Digestive Disease Center, University of California, Irvine. These are 2 cases of EUS-guided liver biopsy where there was active blood flow within the needle tract prior to needle withdrawal. After waiting 2-3 minutes, we saw persistent flow, raising concerns that …

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EUS-guided liver biopsy

David L. Diehl, MD, FACP, FASGE, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Geisinger Medical Center, in Danville, Pennsylvania, USA discusses this article, "EUS-guided liver biopsy provides diagnostic samples comparable with those via the percutaneous or transjugular route." Endoscopic ultrasound guided liver biopsy (EUSA-LB) is an emerging technique for performing liver biopsy. In patients who …

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