Liver biopsy is not usually performed for fatty liver but may be useful to exclude more advanced disease (steatohepatitis or fibrosis), or other unrelated conditions that
To confirm the diagnosis, a liver biopsy needs to be done, frequently giving rise to many bleeding and fibrosis related complications thereafter.
Clinical findings, a thorough laboratory evaluation, and a liver biopsy are vital components of the diagnostic workup, while imaging studies are of limited benefit. […] Imaging studies, such as computed tomography (CT) and abdominal ultrasonography, are of limited use in the diagnosis of AFLP, which is why a liver biopsy is considered to
Alcoholic liver disease denotes a spectrum of pathological changes in the liver as a result of severe alcohol abuse. Lipid accumulation, fibrosis and cirrhosis may ensue and may lead to end-stage liver disease. Milder forms can have an asymptomatic course while advanced disease presents with undernourishment, severe…
Except in cases where there is strong evidence for liver disease, liver biopsy should not be used for diagnosis.
Acute liver disease is an uncommon disorder characterized by a rapid decline in liver function. Its multiorgan and multisystem involvement results in encephalopathy, altered mental status, and other complications as well. Acute liver failure comprises of two types: fulminant liver failure and subfulminant liver failure.…
Laboratory Tests Complete blood count Liver function tests Serology for ANAs, SMAs, LKM1, anti-LC1 Immunoglobulins and albumen levels Blood profile Imaging Studies Liver biopsy
However, a liver biopsy is needed to determine the stage of disease. […] On microscopic examination of liver biopsy specimens, PBC is characterized by interlobular bile duct destruction. […] Most suspected cases have a liver biopsy, and if uncertainty remains as in some patients, an endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), an endoscopic investigation