During a liver biopsy, a small amount of tissue from
the liver is removed for further examination and testing.
Treated with a Liver Biopsy:
A liver biopsy may be performed to diagnose liver
diseases and can be used to detect cancer, infections, cirrhosis and abnormal
In some cases, blood testing and a physical
examination can be all that is needed to diagnose a liver disease. There are no
comparable surgical alternatives to a liver biopsy.
with a Liver Biopsy:
A liver biopsy is usually performed under local
Complications from a Liver Biopsy:
Possible risks following a liver biopsy include
infection, bleeding and a negative reaction to the anesthesia.
after a Liver Biopsy:
The prognosis for a positive end result following a
liver biopsy is good.