E. R. MOVITT, M.D., F.A.C.P.; A. E. DAVIS, M.D.
The introduction of needle liver biopsy by Roholm and Iversen1 in 1939 has broadened considerably the diagnostic horizon in diseases of the liver and biliary tract, as well as in other conditions not primarily hepatobiliary in nature. The extent to which this procedure has been adopted in the United States is attested by, among other things, a recent report on the activities of the Liver Registry of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology.2 Over 2,000 biopsy specimens have so far been analyzed at the Institute, although to date many more are already available. The greatest individual group in this series
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MOVITT ER, DAVIS AE. EXTRAHEPATIC BILIARY OBSTRUCTION: EXPERIENCE WITH NEEDLE BIOPSY OF THE LIVER(EXTRAHEPATIC BILIARY OBSTRUCTION: EXPERIENCE WITH NEEDLE BIOPSY OF THE LIVER*). Ann Intern Med. 1954;40:952–962. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-40-5-952
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;40(5):952-962.
Biliary Disorders, Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Liver Disease.
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