LEON SCHIFF, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.P.
The following presentation is based on studies carried out during the past six years, by successive fellows and the author, on the Medical Service and in the Gastric Laboratory of the Cincinnati General Hospital, in collaboration with Dr. Edward A. Gall and his associates of the Department of Pathology of the University of Cincinnati Medical School. Over 700 biopsies have been performed without a fatality, although, according to the recent literature, the mortality is about 0.5 per cent. The biopsy specimens were obtained with the Vim-Silverman needle, the transthoracic approach being used in the great majority of cases. Severe hemorrhage,
SCHIFF L. THE CLINICAL VALUE OF NEEDLE BIOPSY OF THE LIVER1. Ann Intern Med. ;34:948–967. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-34-4-948
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;34(4):948-967.
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