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Ultrasound-guided biopsy of greater omentum: an effective method to trace the origin of unclear ascitis

  • Y. Que
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    (Department of Ultrasound, First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, Liaoning 110001, China). Eur J Radiol 2009;70:331–335.
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  • X. Wang
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    (Department of Ultrasound, First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, Liaoning 110001, China). Eur J Radiol 2009;70:331–335.
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  • Y. Liu
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    (Department of Ultrasound, First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, Liaoning 110001, China). Eur J Radiol 2009;70:331–335.
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  • P. Li
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    (Department of Ultrasound, First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, Liaoning 110001, China). Eur J Radiol 2009;70:331–335.
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  • G. Ou
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    (Department of Ultrasound, First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, Liaoning 110001, China). Eur J Radiol 2009;70:331–335.
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  • W. Zhao
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    (Department of Ultrasound, First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, Liaoning 110001, China). Eur J Radiol 2009;70:331–335.
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      Thickened greater omentum is encountered with high frequency in patients with ascites. The purpose of our study was to assess the utility of greater omentum biopsy under the guidance of ultrasound (US) in tracing the origin of unclear ascites and differentiating benign and malignant ascites.
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