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Revista de la Sociedad Boliviana de Pediatría

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RAMIREZ RODRIGUEZ, Nelson; ALPARO HERRERA, Indhira  and  FERNANDEZ HINOJOSA, Ruth. Percutaneus liver biopsy in the Pediatric Gastroenterolgy Unit at the "Hospital del Niño" "Dr. Ovidio Aliaga Uria". La Paz. Rev. bol. ped. [online]. 2008, vol.47, n.3, pp.155-159. ISSN 1024-0675.

Percutaneus liver biopsy is a diagnostic procedure and treatment support for liver diseases. This procedure is developed as a routine in the Pediatric Gastroenterolgy Unit in the "Hospital del Niño". By now is considered the gold standard for the diagnosis of pediatric cholestasis. In the last eight years the use of this procedure has increased. This paper shows a case series study, from 1999 to 2007 observing more frequency in children under three months old. We obtained results with past biopsy diagnosis that include: idiopatic hepatitis, autoimmune hepatitis, intra-hepatic and extrahepatic biliary atresia, Alagille syndrome, Progressive familial idiopatic cholestasis and other.

Keywords : liver biopsy; cholestasis; hepatitis; children.

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