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Liver Biopsy (cont.)

Synonyms and Keywords

liver biopsy, percutaneous liver biopsy, cirrhosis, biliary cirrhosis, fatty liver disease, hemochromatosis, hepatomegaly, liver enlargement, liver cancer, liver tumors, complications of liver biopsy, liver transplant

Author and Editor

Author: David C. Wolf, M.D., FACP, FACG, AGAF; Professor of Clinical Medicine, New York Medical College, Medical Director of Liver Transplantation, Westchester Medical Center

Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD

REFERENCE: uptodate.com. Liver Biopsy: Beyond the Basics.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/28/2013
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