Oral 25 Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Liver Biopsy Compared to Percutaneous and Transjugular Liver Biopsy: A Tertiary Center Experience

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    *EMBARGOED All research presented at the 2018 ACG Annual Scientific Meeting and Postgraduate Course is strictly embargoed until Monday, October 8, 2018, at 8:00 am EDT.


    Abdul Hamid El Chafic, MD

    Abdul Hamid El Chafic, MD

    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.

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    Author Contact
    Abdul Hamid El Chafic, MD, Ochsner Clinic Foundation
    abdulchafic@gmail.com


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