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question for hepatologists: could two fibroscans and 3 ultrasounds miss advanced liver cirrhosis? biopsy is out of the question

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Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Reasonable test: If biopsy if unreasonable, the a fibroscan is a reasonable alternative. It is quite specific, meaning that if you are low value/result that it's unlikely that you have advanced fibrosis/cirrhosis, the actual percentage or specificity value, depends on your cut off point. So if you provide your specific results docs here may be better able to guide you.
Answered on Aug 12, 2014

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