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World J Gastroenterol. 2006 Jul 14;12(26):4273-5.

Delayed hemorrhage from hepatic artery after ultrasound-guided percutaneous liver biopsy: a case report.

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  • 1Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Yanbian University Hospital, Yanji 133000, Jilin Province, China. fenyu65@yahoo.com.cn

Abstract

Percutaneous liver biopsy is considered one of the most important diagnostic tools to evaluate diffuse liver diseases. Pseudoaneurysm of hepatic artery is an unusual complication after ultrasound-guided percutaneous liver biopsy. Delayed hemorrhage occurs much less frequently. We report a case of pseudoaneurysm of the hepatic artery of a 46-year-old man who was admitted for abdominal pain after 4 d of liver biopsy. The bleeding was controlled initially by angiographic embolization. However, recurrent bleeding could not be controlled by repeat angiography, and the patient died 4 d after admission from multiorgan failure. The admittedly rare possibility of delayed hemorrhage should be considered whenever a liver biopsy is performed.

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