SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.23 issue4Pólipos Gástricos y Cambios Histológicos en la Mucosa CircundanteInmunogenicidad y Eficacia de una Nueva Vacuna de una Recombinante de Hepatitis b en el Perú author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




  • Have no cited articlesCited by SciELO

Related links

  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO


Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú

Print version ISSN 1022-5129


QUEVEDO, Ernesto et al. Biopsia Hepática Transyugular: estudio Retrospectivo en 71 pacientes. Rev. gastroenterol. Perú [online]. 2003, vol.23, n.4, pp.254-258. ISSN 1022-5129.

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of transjugular liver biopsy at the Guillermo Almenara Irigoyen National Hospital - EsSalud. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 71 transjugular biopsy cases were studied from January 2001 to July 2003 at the Radiology Department, using the Cook Quick Core transjugular biopsy needle. Data collected included the patient demographic data, transjugular biopsy indications, specimen quality, and complications. RESULTS: Transjugular biopsy indications included coagulopathy, ascites, and terminal chronic renal failure. Diagnostics efficacy was obtained in 92.96% of the cases, with 11.27% of minor complications. The mean number of portal triads was 6.7, the mean number of specimens was 26, and the mean length of the largest fragment was 13.5 mm. CONCLUSION: Transjugular liver biopsy is a safe and effective procedure with which adequate samples may be obtained from a large number of patients.

Keywords : Liver biopsy; transjugular liver biopsy.

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in Spanish