A standard liver biopsy takes only five minutes and requires the doctor to insert a fine needle into a small abdominal incision in order to extract a minute sample of liver tissue, explains WebMD. A laparoscopic procedur... More »

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A liver biopsy involves microscope examination of liver tissue for signs of damage or disease in detecting, diagnosing and treating liver conditions. A needle is used to remove a small piece of liver tissue in each of th... More »

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Liver cancer is diagnosed via a medical history and physical exam followed by imaging tests, laparoscopy, biopsy and lab tests, according to the American Cancer Society. Generally, if a doctor suspects liver cancer, an u... More »

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A liver biopsy is performed using a needle to harvest a sample of liver tissue; the needleis inserted between two of the lower ribs during the procedure, according to WebMD. The sample of tissue is then examined microsco... More »

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A liver biopsy involves microscope examination of liver tissue for signs of damage or disease in detecting, diagnosing and treating liver conditions. A needle is used to remove a small piece of liver tissue in each of th... More »

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A thyroid biopsy is done by inserting a thin needle, using a needle with a special tip or making an incision to obtain a small tissue sample from the thyroid gland, explains WebMD. Doctors examine the sample under a micr... More »

During a prostate biopsy test, a doctor inserts a thin needle into the rectum, between the scrotum and anus, or through the urethra and extracts prostate tissue for microscopic testing, says WebMD. Either local or genera... More »