Digestive Disease Interventions 2018; 02(02): 106-115
DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1660499
Review Article
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Image-guided Biopsy of Mesenteric, Omental, and Peritoneal Disease

Joshua Cornman-Homonoff
1   Division of Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, New York
David C. Madoff
1   Division of Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, New York
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Publication History

12 March 2018

20 April 2018

Publication Date:
08 June 2018 (online)


The peritoneum, omenta, and mesenteries can be affected by a myriad of disease processes, but many common pathologies cannot be definitively distinguished based on clinical history and imaging characteristics alone. Percutaneous image-guided biopsy is a safe, well-tolerated procedure with high diagnostic accuracy, which has supplanted more invasive means of obtaining tissue and is increasingly essential in directing patient care. An understanding of the indications, pre-procedural evaluation, technical considerations, and potential complications is essential for the radiologist who performs these procedures, and more broadly for any clinician who may request them.

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