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Type: Journal article
Title: Technical note: Facilitating laparoscopic liver biopsy by the use of a single-handed disposable core biopsy needle
Author: Trochsler, M.
Ralph, Q.
Bridgewater, F.
Kanhere, H.
Maddern, G.
Citation: HPB Surgery, 2013; 2013:1-4
Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corp.
Issue Date: 2013
ISSN: 0894-8569
1607-8462
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M. I. Trochsler, Q. Ralph, F. Bridgewater, H. Kanhere, and Guy J. Maddern
Abstract: Despite the use of advanced radiological investigations, some liver lesions cannot be definitely diagnosed without a biopsy and histological examination. Laparoscopic Tru-Cut biopsy of the liver lesion is the preferred approach to achieve a good sample for histology. The mechanism of a Tru-Cut biopsy needle needs the use of both hands to load and fire the needle. This restricts the ability of the surgeon to direct the needle into the lesion utilising the laparoscopic ultrasound probe. We report a technique of laparoscopic liver biopsy using a disposable core biopsy instrument (BARD (R) disposable core biopsy needle) that can be used single-handedly. The needle can be positioned with laparoscopic graspers in order to reach posterior and superior lesions. This technique can easily be used in conjunction with laparoscopic ultrasound.
Rights: Copyright © 2013 M. I. Trochsler et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
DOI: 10.1155/2013/462498
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