Ann Med Med Res | Volume 1, Issue 1 | Mini Review | Open Access

Transjugular Liver Biopsy in the Real World

Toru Ishikawa*, Michitaka Imai, Marina Okoshi, Kei Tomiyoshi, Yuichi Kojima, Ryoko Horigome, Yujiro Nozawa, Tomoe Sano, Akito Iwanaga, Terasu Honma and Toshiaki Yoshida

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Saiseikai Niigata Daini Hospital, Japan

*Correspondance to: Toru Ishikawa 

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Transjugular Liver Biopsy (TJLB) is usually performed on patients with contraindications to percutaneous biopsy. TJLB is indicated for patients with coagulopathy, ascites, peliosis hepatitis, morbid obesity, liver transplant, or for those undergoing a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt procedure. With advancements in both the technique and the relevant equipment, it has become possible for the procedure to be sufficiently organized. It is a procedure for high-risk patients, but the possible complications are low. Here we outline of the current TJLB technique.


Transjugular liver biopsy; Indications; Complications


Ishikawa T, Imai M, Okoshi M, Tomiyoshi K, Kojima Y, Horigome R, et al. Transjugular Liver Biopsy in the Real World. Ann Med Medical Res. 2018; 1: 1014.

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