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<p>Full-Core Biopsy Systems Take Larger Liver Tissue Samples with Lower Fragmentation Rates Than Conventional Side-Notch Systems: A Randomized Trial</p>

Schaible, J. ; Utpatel, K. ; Verloh, N. ; Einspieler, I. ; Pregler, B. ; Zeman, F. ; Wiggermann, P. ; Schreyer, A. G. ; Stroszczynski, C. ; Beyer, L. P.


Background: The aim of this study was to compare the histopathological quality and physical features of the specimen of a full-core end-cut biopsy system with that of the standard side-notch system for liver biopsies. Methods: A full-core end-cut 16G biopsy device and a standard side-notch 16G needle were used to take biopsies of unclear liver lesions. Patients were randomized in two groups of 16 ...


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