PHILIP G. KEIL; S. N. LANDIS; KENNETH R. CROSS, M.D.; THOMAS E. CORCORAN, M.D.
Direct inspection of the liver is desirable in suspected hepatic disease.1, 2, 3, 4 The purpose of this paper is to present a comparison of gross impression and histologic diagnosis. A series of normal and diseased livers was examined peritoneoscopically. Biopsies were obtained under direct vision, using needle and forceps technics. We also wish to present our opinion as to the comparative adequacy of needle and forceps biopsies.
There are many detailed clinical studies of hepatic disease based on liver function tests and biopsy.5, 6 Disagreement exists regarding correlation of liver function tests with structure. This disagreement is generally acknowledged.
KEIL PG, LANDIS SN, CROSS KR, CORCORAN TE. EVALUATION OF THE LIVER BIOPSY1. Ann Intern Med. ;36:1278–1284. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-36-5-1278
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;36(5):1278-1284.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Liver Disease.
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