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Definition of Percutaneous liver biopsy

Percutaneous liver biopsy: A liver biopsy that is done through the skin with a needle. A percutaneous liver biopsy is in contrast, for example, to an open surgical biopsy of the liver. See: Liver biopsy.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 10/9/2012

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