Delayed Bleeding after Percutaneous Liver Biopsy

Dotan, Yaniv and Carlebach, Matthias and Zuckerman, Eli and Maruf, Musa and Schiff, Elad (2016) Delayed Bleeding after Percutaneous Liver Biopsy. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 3 (2). pp. 1-3. ISSN 2284-2594

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Percutaneous liver biopsy (PLB) is a common procedure in patients with liver disease. Bleeding after PLB is rare, with an incidence of 0.35%. Most bleeding complications present within 24 h after biopsy. A 56-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital due to severe and sudden right upper quadrant (RUQ) abdominal pain 10 days after ultrasound (US)-guided PLB. CT study revealed both intrahepatic and intraperitoneal bleeding, and Hb levels decreased by 3.2 g/dl within a few hours. Such a prolonged delay in PLB-related bleeding has not been previously described in the medical literature.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Percutaneous liver biopsy, cirrhosis, bleeding
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale)
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2016 16:01
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2016 16:01

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