Percutaneous Liver Biopsy

Percutaneous Liver Biopsy

Shreya Sengupta, MD

Liver biopsy has a central role in the evaluation of patients with suspected liver disease and can assess the nature and severity of disease. It can also be useful in monitoring the efficacy of various treatments. There are several methods for performing liver biopsy, which include percutaneous, transjugular, or laparoscopic biopsy; endoscopic ultrasound or computer tomography (CT)-guided approach is also being used. Although percutaneous liver biopsy is safe and routinely performed, a transjugular approach should be considered when standard liver biopsy is contraindicated.1 New noninvasive tests have reduced the need for liver biopsy, but this procedure continues to have a role in the diagnosis of some liver disease, resolving questions regarding stages of fibrosis, and for addressing research questions.2


May 29, 2020 | Posted by in GASTROENTEROLOGY | Comments Off on Percutaneous Liver Biopsy

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