Possible Causes for Liver Biopsy in USA

  • Alcoholic Fatty Liver
    Liver Biopsy

    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[1]

  • Angiosarcoma of the Liver
    Liver Biopsy Abnormal Liver Biopsy

    To confirm the diagnosis, a liver biopsy needs to be done, frequently giving rise to many bleeding and fibrosis related complications thereafter.[2]

  • Acute Fatty Liver of Pregnancy
    Liver Biopsy

    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[3]

  • Alcoholic Liver Disease
    Liver Biopsy Abnormal Liver Biopsy

    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…[4]

  • Hereditary Fructose Intolerance
    Liver Biopsy Abnormal Liver Biopsy

    Except in cases where there is strong evidence for liver disease, liver biopsy should not be used for diagnosis.[5]

  • Granulomatous Liver Disease
    Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Transplant Rejection
    Liver Biopsy Abnormal Liver Biopsy
  • Acute Liver Failure
    Liver Biopsy Abnormal Liver Biopsy

    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.…[6]

  • Autoimmune Hepatitis
    Liver Biopsy Abnormal Liver Biopsy

    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[7]

  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
    Liver Biopsy Abnormal 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[8]

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  1. Alcoholic Fatty Liver, Symptoma
  2. Angiosarcoma of the Liver, Symptoma
  3. Acute Fatty Liver of Pregnancy, Symptoma
  4. Alcoholic Liver Disease, Symptoma
  5. Hereditary Fructose Intolerance, Symptoma
  6. Acute Liver Failure, Symptoma
  7. Autoimmune Hepatitis, Symptoma
  8. Wikipedia: Primary biliary cholangitis, CC-BY-SA-3.0