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Oral 25 Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Liver Biopsy Compared to Percutaneous and Transjugular Liver Biopsy: A Tertiary Center Experience
Author Insight from Abdul Hamid El Chafic, MD, Ochsner Clinic Foundation
What’s new and important here?
- EUS-LB using a 19-gauge core needle produced significantly more CPT and longer AL compared to PC-LB.
- EUS-LB produced similar number of CPT and longer AL compared to TJ-LB and with significantly fewer needle passes.
- Patient recovery time following EUS-LB is significantly shorter compared to the other liver biopsy routes.
Abdul Hamid El Chafic, MD, Ochsner Clinic Foundation
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