Copyright ©The Author(s) 2019.
World J Hepatol. Apr 27, 2019; 11(4): 335-343
Published online Apr 27, 2019. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v11.i4.335
Table 1 Current evidence of diagnostic accuracy and adverse event rates of endoscopic ultrasound guided liver biopsy
Sample sizeDiagnostic yieldSerious adverse events
Gleeson et al[28], 200990%0%
Schulman et al[30], 201728884%NA (cadaveric tissue)
Stavropoulos et al[24], 20122291%0%
Diehl et al[29], 201511098%0.9%
Mok et al[32], 20184098% (wet suction)0%
Nieto et al[33], 2018165> 90%1.8%
Adler et al[38], 201820098.5%0%
Table 2 Comparison of percutaneous liver biopsy with endoscopic ultrasound guided liver biopsy
Anatomical definitionLikely improved with ultrasound guidanceBetter than PC-LB and the addition of Doppler reduces complications
Imaging resolutionLowerHigher
Diagnostic yield/accuracyComparable
Sampling errorHigherLower
Access to liver lobesPredominantly right lobe samplingCan easily sample both right and left lobes
Average recovery time10 h4 h
Technical difficultyLowerHigh