BACKGROUND: Ultrasound-guided percutaneous liver biopsy is a standard procedure, but it might be burdened with serious adverse events, mainly hemorrhagic. Literature lacks recent studies taking into account new ultrasound machines, more sensitive to tiny vessels and the evolution of the bioptic technique, including ultrasound guidance in all instances. Hence, the primary aim of this study was to evaluate complication rates of ultrasound-guided percutaneous liver biopsy in a recent population. Secondary aims were to evaluate if the experience of operator is a determinant of risk of complication and to identify other potential risk factors. METHODS: We evaluated 800 procedures carried out in one hospital in the period 2010-2018. RESULTS: Complication rate resulted in 4%, with the occurrence of moderate hemorrhagic complications in 0.75%. No cases of severe events or death were registered. A higher risk of bleeding was found to be associated with less experienced operators, while the need to perform multiple needle insertions increased the probability of adverse events. CONCLUSION: The present findings confirmed ultrasound-guided percutaneous liver biopsy to be a substantially safe procedure with a low risk of overall adverse events and bleeding in particular, especially when performed by expert operators.

Retrospective analysis of safety of ultrasound-guided percutaneous liver biopsy in the 21st century / Mulazzani L.; Terzi E.; Casadei G.; Pasquali V.; Felicani C.; Stefanini F.; Granito A.; Serra C.; Piscaglia F.. - In: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY & HEPATOLOGY. - ISSN 0954-691X. - STAMPA. - 33:1(2021), pp. e355-e362. [10.1097/MEG.0000000000002080]

Retrospective analysis of safety of ultrasound-guided percutaneous liver biopsy in the 21st century

Mulazzani L.;Terzi E.;Casadei G.;Pasquali V.;Felicani C.;Stefanini F.;Granito A.;Serra C.;Piscaglia F.
2021

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BACKGROUND: Ultrasound-guided percutaneous liver biopsy is a standard procedure, but it might be burdened with serious adverse events, mainly hemorrhagic. Literature lacks recent studies taking into account new ultrasound machines, more sensitive to tiny vessels and the evolution of the bioptic technique, including ultrasound guidance in all instances. Hence, the primary aim of this study was to evaluate complication rates of ultrasound-guided percutaneous liver biopsy in a recent population. Secondary aims were to evaluate if the experience of operator is a determinant of risk of complication and to identify other potential risk factors. METHODS: We evaluated 800 procedures carried out in one hospital in the period 2010-2018. RESULTS: Complication rate resulted in 4%, with the occurrence of moderate hemorrhagic complications in 0.75%. No cases of severe events or death were registered. A higher risk of bleeding was found to be associated with less experienced operators, while the need to perform multiple needle insertions increased the probability of adverse events. CONCLUSION: The present findings confirmed ultrasound-guided percutaneous liver biopsy to be a substantially safe procedure with a low risk of overall adverse events and bleeding in particular, especially when performed by expert operators.
2021
Retrospective analysis of safety of ultrasound-guided percutaneous liver biopsy in the 21st century / Mulazzani L.; Terzi E.; Casadei G.; Pasquali V.; Felicani C.; Stefanini F.; Granito A.; Serra C.; Piscaglia F.. - In: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY & HEPATOLOGY. - ISSN 0954-691X. - STAMPA. - 33:1(2021), pp. e355-e362. [10.1097/MEG.0000000000002080]
Mulazzani L.; Terzi E.; Casadei G.; Pasquali V.; Felicani C.; Stefanini F.; Granito A.; Serra C.; Piscaglia F.
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