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Table 3 Complications of biopsies performed in the DSU versus BMTU and behavioral status of patients: Evaluation of major and minor complications after biopsy procedure and treatment adopted for complications; Pre-procedure behavioral status of the patient is also reported

From: “Safety and utility of percutaneous liver biopsy in hematopoietic stem cell transplant pediatric recipients: a retrospective study”

Complications and patient’s behavioral status DSU location BMTU location
No Complication 9 (75.0) 47 (83.9)
Minor complications Local bleeding 2 (16.6) 4 (7.1)
Local pain 1 (8.3) 5 (8.9)
Major Complications Bleeding requiring transfusion 1 (8.3) -
Infection - 1 (1,8)
Complication treatment None 9 (75.0) 47 (83.9)
Morphine 2 (16.6) 4 (7.1)
Surgical procedure or transfusion 1 (8.3) -
Tramadol - 5 (8.9)
Pre-procedure status Calm and cooperative 5 (41.7) 47 (84.0)
Agitated and non-cooperative 6 (50.0) 8 (14.3)
Frightened or suffering 1 (8.3) 1 (1.8)