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HPB Surgery
Volume 2, Issue 4, Pages 265-267
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/1990/56823

Evaluation of a Biopsy Gun for Guided Biopsy of Impalpable Liver Lesions Using Intraoperative Utrasound

1Department of Surgery, University Hospital, Nottingham NG7 2UH, United Kingdom
2Department of Pathology, University Hospital, Nottingham NG7 2UH, United Kingdom
3Department of Surgery, E Floor, West Block, University Hospital, Nottingham NG7 2UH, United Kingdom

Received 16 November 1989

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Abstract

A biopsy gun which can be operated by one hand has been evaluated at post-mortem to determine its accuracy in biopsying impalpable lesions within the liver under intraoperative ultrasound control. Of 20 impalpable metastases identified positive histology was obtained in 90% demonstrating that this technique is of value in identifying and localising metastases in the liver.