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Use of a stiff guidewire in transjugular liver biopsy in patients with a pronounced angle of the suprahepatic veins

Andrés de Hoyos, Ma. Lilia Loredo, Marco A. Martínez, Manuel R. Gil


In the performance of a transvascular liver biopsy, the Trucut-type transjugular liver biopsy set is advance over a multipurpose catheter place in the suprahepatic vein. Occasionally there is a sharp bend between the suprahepatic veins and the inferior vein cava and the multipurpose catheter does not provide sufficient support to track the biopsy access set. To deal with this problem we describe the use of a stiff guidewire for an easy introduction of the biopsy set.

Key words. Stiff guidewire, transjugular liver biopsy, trucut-type needle

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The Official Journal of the Mexican Association of Hepatology, the Latin-American Association for the Study of the Liver and the Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver

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