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Mandelstam Paul M.D.; Plumlee, John M.D.
Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology: December 1987
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Lack of patient cooperation in breathholding is generally considered a contraindication to percutaneous liver biopsy in the adult patient. Liver biopsy can, if the need is compelling, be carried out under general anesthesia in the operating room with ventilation being stopped momentarily.

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