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Table 3 Needle diameters and puncture techniques

From: Percutaneous ultrasonographically guided liver punctures: an analysis of 1961 patients over a period of ten years

  Focal lesion n (%) Parenchyma n (%)
0.7 mm (FNAC) 1023 (38.3) 3 (0.1)
0.95 mm (FNAC) 38 (1.4) 0 (0)
1.2 mm (CB) 547 (20.5) 282 (10.6)
1.4 mm (ABM) 0 (0) 719 (26.9)
1.6 mm (CB) 48 (1.8) 11 (0.4)
  1. ABM Aspiration biopsy (Menghini technique), CB Cutting biopsy, FNAC Fine needle aspiration cytology.