Liver biopsy

Alternative Names

Biopsy – liver; Percutaneous biopsy

Definition of Liver biopsy

A liver is a test that takes a sample of tissue from the liver for examination.

Review

David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; and George F. Longstreth, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, San Francisco, California. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 3/5/2009

Liver biopsy

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