Chapter 12: Table of Contents
1) When using the punch biopsy technique, it is safer to take the biopsy sample from the diaphragmatic surface of a liver lobe rather than the visceral surface.
2) If marked hemorrhage is noted at the biopsy site after removing the biopsy sample, one should do any of the following except
- Apply a small piece of hemostatic sponge (eg. Gelfoam®).
- Place another encircling or transfixing suture.
- Apply pressure to the area.
- Nothing – it will stop on its own.
3) When using the Guillotine or Loop biopsy technique on the liver, one should only tighten the suture just enough to partially crush the tissues.
4) In a patient with generalized liver disease, the most appropriate place to take a liver biopsy sample from is
- The edge of the most accessible liver lobe.
- The visceral surface of the largest liver lobe.
- The renal impression of the caudate lobe.
- The quadrate lobe because of its proximity to the gall bladder.
5) Which of the following biopsy techniques is the least appropriate for the liver?
- Loop or Guillotine technique.
- Incisional biopsy.
- Wedge biopsy.
- Skin punch biopsy.