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Transjugular liver biopsy in pediatric patients with left split liver transplantation and severe coagulation impairment

Authors


Roberto Miraglia, Department of Radiology, IsMeTT, Via Tricomi 1, 90127 Palermo, Italy
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Abstract

Miraglia R, Maruzzelli L, Spada M, Riva S, Luca A, Gridelli B. Transjugular liver biopsy in pediatric patients with left split liver transplantation and severe coagulation impairment.
Pediatr Transplantation 2012: 16: 58–62. © 2011 John Wiley & Sons A/S.

Abstract:  The aim of this study is to report our experience in TJLB performed in pediatric patients who underwent partial LT using a left lateral segments graft. Eight consecutive TJLBs were performed in six patients with contraindication to percutaneous biopsy owing to severe coagulation impairment and ascites. All procedures were performed using an 18-gauge automated core needle biopsy. Median age of the patients was 44 months (range, 11–198). Median patients’ weight was 13 kg (range, 8–45). Technical success was achieved in all cases without complications. The specimens were adequate for the diagnosis in all cases.

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