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Transjugular biopsy of an atypical focal nodular hyperplasia in a patient with acute liver failure clinical presentation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18463903     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The following is a report on one case of successful biopsy of a hepatic focal lesion incidentally found in an emergency computed tomography scan performed in a patient with acute liver failure clinical presentation. The presence of peri-hepatic ascites and severe coagulopathy contraindicated the percutaneous biopsy. The transjugular approach was used to perform a random liver biopsy to assess the amount of hepatic necrosis and to perform the focal lesion biopsy orienting the needle with sonography guidance. The specimen acquired was satisfactory to exclude the presence of malignant cells in the lesion; the diagnosis of atypical focal nodular hyperplasia was performed. The patient underwent successful liver transplantation the day after.
Roberto Miraglia; Luigi Maruzzelli; Marta Ida Minervini; Giuseppe Mamone; Settimo Caruso; Davide Cintorino; Angelo Luca; Bruno Gridelli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-05-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Emergency radiology     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1438-1435     ISO Abbreviation:  Emerg Radiol     Publication Date:  2009 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-04-03     Completed Date:  2009-08-31     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9431227     Medline TA:  Emerg Radiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  223-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Mediterranean Institute for Transplantation and Advanced Specialized Therapies (IsMeTT), University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Palermo, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Biopsy, Needle
Focal Nodular Hyperplasia / complications,  pathology*
Jugular Veins
Liver / pathology*
Liver Failure, Acute / complications*,  radiography

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