Liver biopsy and FIbroscan
Liver biopsy is done for the diagnosis of various liver ailments, during liver biopsy a small piece of liver is taken for the microscopic examination.
Indications of liver biopsy
- Raised liver enzymes of unknown cause
- Staging of chronic hepatitis B and C/autoimmune hepatitis and Wilson disease
- Sampling of liver lesions
Liver biopsy is a is a safe procedure Severe complication can occur in 1 in 50,000 procedures
Fibroscan is a new technology for the assessment of severity of liver disease, and is safe test which is performed by putting a probe on skin of upper abdomen, and there are no complications of fibroscan.
For assessment of severity of liver disease, Fibroscan is replacing the liver biopsy.
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