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Sept 2, 1968

Subcutaneous Tumor Implantation After Percutaneous Liver Biopsy

Author Affiliations

From the departments of medicine and pathology, Berkshire Medical Center (Pittsfield Affiliated Hospitals), Pittsfield, Mass; and the Department of Postgraduate Medicine, Albany (NY) Medical College (Drs. Tulgan and Budnitz).

JAMA. 1968;205(10):700-702. doi:10.1001/jama.1968.03140360060020

After an extensive search of the world literature, the authors could locate only one case report of tumor implantation along the route of previous percutaneous liver biopsy. It is the purpose of this paper to report a second case of this somewhat rare and interesting phenomenon verified by autopsy findings.