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Liver Biopsy

Indications, Procedures, Results

Liver biopsy is a procedure that involves obtaining a small piece of liver tissue, which is then analyzed in the laboratory. Liver biopsy may be used to evaluate a mass seen on images, diagnose unexplained liver diseases or abnormal liver function tests, and to determine the severity of the liver disease including hepatitis, fibrosis, and steatosis. Liver biopsy is an invasive procedure, and its complications are rare but potentially lethal. Therefore, it is necessary to perform liver biopsy safely from clinical aspect and to take specimen steadily from a pathological one. I hope this book addresses the future aspects of liver biopsy including role, indication, technique and evaluation. Furthermore, this book introduces new non-invasive alternatives including elastography and computer analysis of liver fibrosis.

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Liver BiopsyIndications, Procedures, ResultsEdited by Nobumi Tagaya

Published: November 21st 2012

DOI: 10.5772/46113

ISBN: 978-953-51-0853-5

Copyright year: 2012

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18323 Total Chapter Downloads

6 Crossref Citations

9 Web of Science Citations

17 Dimensions Citations

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1. Liver Biopsy - Indications, Procedures, Results

By Claudia Randazzo, Anna Licata and Piero Luigi Almasio

1878

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2. Types of Liver Biopsy

By Nobumi Tagaya, Nana Makino, Kazuyuki Saito, Takashi Okuyama, Yoshitake Sugamata and Masatoshi Oya

1141

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3. Rethinking the Role of Liver Biopsy in the Era of Personalized Medicine

By Teresa Casanovas Taltavull

1219

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4. Safety and Reliability Percutaneous Liver Biopsy Procedure in Children with Chronic Liver Diseases

By Anna Mania, Paweł Kemnitz, Magdalena Figlerowicz, Aldona Woźniak and Wojciech Służewski

820

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5. Risks and Benefits of Liver Biopsy in Focal Liver Disease

By Letiția Adela Maria Streba, Eugen Florin Georgescu and Costin Teodor Streba

947

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6. Current Trends in Liver Biopsy Indications for Chronic Liver Diseases

By Jean-François Cadranel and Jean-Baptiste Nousbaum

1011

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7. Primary and Metastatic Tumours of the Liver: Expanding Scope of Morphological and Immunohistochemical Details in the Biopsy

By Ilze Strumfa, Janis Vilmanis, Andrejs Vanags, Ervins Vasko, Dzeina Sulte, Zane Simtniece, Arnis Abolins and Janis Gardovskis

3122

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8. Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A Pathological View

By Joaquín Cabezas, Marta Mayorga and Javier Crespo

2110

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9. Liver Biopsy After Liver Transplantation

By Alpna R. Limaye, Lisa R. Dixon and Roberto J. Firpi

1410

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10. Non-Invasive Evaluation of Liver Steatosis, Fibrosis and Cirrhosis in Hepatitis C Virus Infected Patients Using Unidimensional Transient Elastography (Fibroscan®)

By Monica Lupsor, Horia Stefanescu, Diana Feier and Radu Badea

1246

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11. Computer Image Analysis of Liver Biopsy Specimens in Patients with Heroin Abuse and Coinfection (Tuberculosis, HCV, HIV)

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

818

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12. Future Aspects of Liver Biopsy: From Reality to Mathematical Basis of Virtual Microscopy

By Ludmila Viksna, Ilze Strumfa, Boriss Strumfs, Valda Zalcmane, Andrejs Ivanovs and Valentina Sondore

1330

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13. Real-Time Tissue Elastography and Transient Elastography for Evaluation of Hepatic Fibrosis

By Hiroyasu Morikawa

1271

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