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Liver Biopsy

Liver biopsy is recommended as the gold standard method to determine diagnosis, fibrosis staging, prognosis and therapeutic indications in patients with chronic liver disease. However, liver biopsy is an invasive procedure with a risk of complications which can be serious. This book provides the management of the complications in liver biopsy. Additionally, this book provides also the references for the new technology of liver biopsy including the non-invasive elastography, imaging methods and blood panels which could be the alternatives to liver biopsy. The non-invasive methods, especially the elastography, which is the new procedure in hot topics, which were frequently reported in these years. In this book, the professionals of elastography show the mechanism, availability and how to use this technology in a clinical field of elastography. The comprehension of elastography could be a great help for better dealing and for understanding of liver biopsy.

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Liver BiopsyEdited by Hirokazu Takahashi

Published: September 6th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/811

ISBN: 978-953-307-644-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6471-5

Copyright year: 2011

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135652 Total Chapter Downloads

28 Crossref Citations

60 Web of Science Citations

73 Dimensions Citations


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1. The Role of Liver Biopsy in the Non-Invasive Methods Era and Liver Stiffness Measurement Using Transient Elastography

By C. Rinaldi A. Lesmana and Laurentius A. Lesmana


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2. Proposed Protocol for Histopathological Examination of Liver Specimen in Diagnosing Chronic Hepatitis

By Andrzej Gabriel and Michał Kukla


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3. Principles of the Biopsy Procedure

By Anna Piekarska


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4. Immunological Analysis of Liver Diseases with Liver Biopsy Specimens

By Kazuto Tajiri and Yukihiro Shimizu


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5. Immunostochimistry as a Tool for Chronic Hepatitis Diagnosis

By P Chevallier-Queyron and I Chemin


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6. Microanalytical Determination of Trace Elements from Liver Biopsy Materials of Patients with Chronic Diffuse Liver Diseases with Different Ultrasound Attenuation

By Szebeni A., Varga I., Kovács B., Tolvaj Gy. and Zalatnai A.


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7. The Use of Flow Cytometric DNA Ploidy Analysis of Liver Biopsies in Liver Cirrhosis and Hepatocellular Carcinoma

By Ashraf Tabll and Hisham Ismail


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8. Electron Microscopy of Liver Biopsies

By Theodore C. Iancu and Irena Manov


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9. Quantitative Morphometric Analysis of Liver Biopsy: Problems and Perspectives

By Tokin Ivan B., Tokin Ivan I. and Filimonova Galina F.


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10. Ishak versus METAVIR: Terminology, Convertibility and Correlation with Laboratory Changes in Chronic Hepatitis C

By Gamal Shiha and Khaled Zalata


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11. Transgastric Liver Biopsy Using the NOTES Technique: An Animal Study

By Nobumi Tagaya and Masatoshi Oya


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12. Noninvasive Alternatives to Liver Biopsy

By Ludmila Viksna, Valentina Sondore, Jāzeps Keiss, Agita Jeruma, Pēteris Prieditis, Ilze Strumfa, Arturs Sochnevs and Baiba Rozentale


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13. Noninvasive Alternatives of Liver Biopsy

By Květoslava Aiglova


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14. Can We Replace Liver Biopsy with Non-Invasive Procedures?

By Carmen Fierbinteanu Braticevici, Raluca Papacocea, Laura Tribus and Anca Badarau


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15. The Current Status of Non-Invasive Assessment of Liver Fibrosis: Real Time Tissue Elastography

By Hiroyasu Morikawa and Norifumi Kawada


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16. Noninvasive Alternatives for the Assessment of Liver Fibrosis

By Lungen Lu and Kun Zhou


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17. Non-Invasive Assessment of the Liver – Serum Markers and Imaging Techniques

By Anna Mania, Paweł Kemnitz, Katarzyna Mazur-Melewska, Magdalena Figlerowicz and Wojciech Służewski


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18. Transient Elastography for Assessment of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

By Ludovico Abenavoli


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19. Non-Invasive Assessment of Liver Fibrosis by Vibration-Controlled Transient Elastography (Fibroscan®)

By Sandrin Laurent, Oudry Jennifer, Bastard Cécile, Fournier Céline, Miette Véronique and Mueller Sebastian


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20. Virtual Reality Simulation of Liver Biopsy with a Respiratory Component

By Pierre-Frédéric Villard, Piers Boshier, Fernando Bello and Derek Gould


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21. Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse Elastography: A Non-Invasive Alternative to Liver Biopsy

By Hirokazu Takahashi, Naofumi Ono, Yuichiro Eguchi, Toshihiko Mizuta, Keizo Anzai, Atsushi Miyoshi, Masato Yoneda, Atsushi Nakajima and Kazuma Fujimoto


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22. Comparison of Five Liver Fibrosis Indexes with Serum Levels of Laminin and N Terminal Peptide of Procollagen Type III in Chronic Hepatitis Patients

By Hadi Parsian, Mohammad Nouri, Ali Rahimipour, Mohammad Hossein Somi and Durdi Qujeq


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23. Complications of Liver Biopsy

By Abdullah Saeed Gozai Al-Ghamdi


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24. Complications of Liver Biopsy

By Daren Subar, Ali Khan and Derek O’Reilly


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25. Complications of Liver Biopsy - Risk Factors, Management and Recommendations

By Norman Oneil Machado


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