A 30-year-old male asked:
could someone with a low fibroscan score still have cirrhosis? if yes then what is the point of test??
1 doctor answer
Dr. Charles Cattano answered
39 years experience Gastroenterology
To save U a biopsy!: NO test is perfect, but the goal here is to avoid the great risk of liver biopsy, which is the gold standard in determining how much fibrosis (if cirrhosis) is present in an individual's liver. Regarding Fibroscan, fibrosis stage (F0-2) was the only factor to predict significant discordance between liver biopsy & liver stiffness measurement. Reference: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/729797
Answered on Sep 17, 2014
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