What is Liver Biopsy?

Category: Procedures

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A liver biopsy is a procedure whereby small pieces of liver tissue are removed in order to be sent to a laboratory for examination.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Liver impairment 4 0
Hepatitis C 2 0
Autoimmune hepatitis 1 1
Benign liver tumor 1 0
Elevated liver enzymes 1 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Liver Biopsy

Side effect Patients
Digestive disturbances 1
Neck pain 1
Pain 1
Pain in lower back 1
Pain in right side 1
Pain in shoulder(s) 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Liver Biopsy.