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health.uconn.edu/.../liver-biopsy-preparation-instructions

To ensure your complete attention and cooperation, no sedation will be given. You will be asked to hold your breath while your liver is located and marked using an ultrasound. You will be given an injection of numbing medication to that area. Once the area is numb, the physician will insert the biopsy needle and obtain a sample of liver tissue.

www.saintlukeskc.org/.../discharge-instructions-liver-biopsy

Discharge Instructions for Liver Biopsy. You had a procedure called liver biopsy. A healthcare provider used a special needle to remove a small piece of tissue from your liver. Then it was examined for signs of damage or disease. A liver biopsy is ordered after other tests have shown that your liver is not working properly.

www.uptodate.com/contents/liver-biopsy-beyond-the-basics

The most common reason to obtain a liver biopsy is to determine if there is scar tissue in the liver (and if there is, how much) in a person with chronic liver disease. REASONS FOR LIVER BIOPSY. As a general rule, a liver biopsy is recommended only when the results would affect your treatment or management.

www.fairview.org/patient-education/86412

Discharge Instructions for Liver Biopsy. You had a procedure called liver biopsy. A healthcare provider used a special needle to remove a small piece of tissue from your liver. Then it was examined for signs of damage or disease. A liver biopsy is ordered after other tests have shown that your liver is not working properly.

www.webmd.com/.../digestive-diseases-liver-biopsy

A liver biopsy can also be used to estimate the degree of liver damage, to grade and stage hepatitis B and C, and to determine the best treatment for the damage or disease. Laboratory tests will ...

www.hopkinsmedicine.org/.../liver-biopsy

What is a liver biopsy? A liver biopsy is a test used to diagnose liver conditions. Tissue samples are removed from your liver and checked under a microscope for signs of damage or disease. A liver biopsy can tell if there are cancer cells or other abnormal cells in your liver. It can also tell how ...

www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/liver-biopsy/about/pac...

A liver biopsy is a safe procedure when performed by an experienced doctor. Possible risks include: Pain. Pain at the biopsy site is the most common complication after a liver biopsy. Pain after a liver biopsy is usually a mild discomfort. If pain makes you uncomfortable, you may be given a narcotic pain medication, such as acetaminophen with ...

www.niddk.nih.gov/.../diagnostic-tests/liver-biopsy

A liver biopsy is a procedure that involves taking a small piece of liver tissue for examination with a microscope for signs of damage or disease. The three types of liver biopsy are the following: Percutaneous biopsy—the most common type of liver biopsy—involves inserting a hollow needle through the abdomen into the liver.

www.massgeneral.org/.../assets/pdf/Prep_Liver_Biopsy.pdf

Pre-Procedure Instructions for Liver Biopsy Welcome to the MGH GI Endoscopy Unit. We would like to make your stay as pleasant and safe as possible. Please read these instructions carefully before your Liver Biopsy. Please plan to spend about 4-5 hours in our unit for your procedure. We will do everything

www.med.umich.edu/1libr/radiology/LiverBiopsyDischargeInstructions.pdf

Liver Biopsy Discharge Instructions - 2 - • If you are not taking a prescription pain medicine, ask your doctor if you can take an over-the-counter medicine for your pain. Special Instructions • You can remove the band aid from your biopsy site 48 hours after your biopsy.