ROBERT S. NELSON, M.D., F.A.C.P.; DIONISIO S. J. SALVADOR, M.D.
The general clinical value of percutaneous needle biopsy of the liver is widely recognized. Its use in an institution devoted to the diagnosis and study of neoplasia has certain special characteristics which frequently enable the investigator to direct therapy or research in a more efficient manner. At the same time it might be expected that, because of the often involved clinical situations presented, as well as the debilitation of cancer patients in general, complications might occur more frequently than usual following biopsy.
The purpose of the present paper is to assess more clearly these particular values of liver biopsy in
NELSON RS, SALVADOR DSJ. PERCUTANEOUS NEEDLE LIVER BIOPSY IN MALIGNANT NEOPLASM WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO MYELOID METAPLASIA1. Ann Intern Med. ;53:179–191. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-53-1-179
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;53(1):179-191.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Hematology/Oncology, Liver Disease.
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