Percutaneous liver biopsy in oncologic patients – a case report

  • Rita Lucas Serviço de Radiologia – Hospital de Santo António dos Capuchos, CHLC, Portugal
  • Patrícia Amaral Serviço de Cirurgia Geral – Hospital de Santo António dos Capuchos, CHLC, Portugal
  • Catarina Ladeira Serviço de Cirurgia Geral – Hospital de Santo António dos Capuchos, CHLC, Portugal
  • João Lourenço Serviço de Radiologia – Hospital de Santo António dos Capuchos, CHLC, Portugal
  • Luís Vieira Serviço de Radiologia – Hospital de Santo António dos Capuchos, CHLC, Portugal
  • Francisco Oliveira Martins Serviço de Cirurgia Geral – Hospital de Santo António dos Capuchos, CHLC, Portugal
  • Ângela Marques Serviço de Radiologia – Hospital de Santo António dos Capuchos, CHLC, Portugal

Abstract

The image-guided percutaneous liver biopsy is a useful tool which gives a reliable histological diagnosis without surgical intervention. However it isn’t a procedure free of complications. In the particular case of patients with a known oncologic context, accurate diagnosis and staging is essential for selecting the appropriate therapeutic approach. In these patients, imaging characterization should be preferred, however in cases where doubts persist we can rely on the biopsy. This article presents a case of tumor seeding in the needle path of a liver biopsy, in a patient with a recent diagnosis of intraepithelial colon neoplasia, and detection of multiple hepatic lesions and a pulmonary nodule in initial imaging staging.

Keywords: Image-Guided Biopsy, Ultrasound, Neoplasm Metastasis; Liver 

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Published
2014-03-21
How to Cite
LUCAS, Rita et al. Percutaneous liver biopsy in oncologic patients – a case report. Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia, [S.l.], n. 28, p. 29-32, mar. 2014. ISSN 2183-1165. Available at: <https://revista.spcir.com/index.php/spcir/article/view/354>. Date accessed: 13 july 2024.
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Clinical Case