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Thứ Sáu, 12 tháng 2, 2016

Patient's Platelet Count can Increase the Risk for Hematoma in Liver Biopsy

Image-guided liver biopsy is safe, but not risk-free
By Erik L. Ridley, AuntMinnie staff writer
February 11, 2016 -- While major adverse events from liver biopsy guided by ultrasound or CT are extremely rare, variables such as the patient's platelet count can increase the risk for hematoma from the procedure by as much as fourfold, according to a large retrospective analysis performed at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

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