According to the findings, Georgiades had been scheduled to undergo laparoscopic biopsy
to a lymph node located behind the peritoneum -- the membrane that forms the lining of the abdominal cavity.
and ureterolysis in Erdheim-Chester disease.
But it was observed (Table 6) that all of the sites inaccessible to laparoscopic biopsy
belong to higher stage patients, specially to stage 4 (50 out of 60) and about 80% of stage 4 patients in our study have uterosacral ligaments inaccessible to laparoscopy, lesion at these sites having the highest agreement with a positive histological diagnosis.
Facilities were not available to perform transjugular hepatic biopsy so it was decided to undertake laparoscopic biopsy
may be hazardous in the adhesive type of peritoneal TB, and IGPB may be helpful.
A recent study (4) compared percutaneous biopsy with laparoscopic biopsy
and demonstrated that cirrhosis was missed in almost 30% of cases by the percutaneous biopsy.